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Melissa Jones
26-06-2006, 5:14 AM
Hi everyone,

I have a couple of carte de visite photographs taken by "H. Culliford" who seemed to have had a couple of studios across Wales (including Radnorshire). Has anyone come across Culliford's name in their research (ie: a trade directory)? I'm trying to find ascertain the time frame in which the photographs were taken.

Thanks.

Melissa

Annie
26-06-2006, 9:30 AM
Hi Melissa
Found this reference on the Ceredigion Archive site:

2. Extracts from 'The Professional Photographer'

regarding the Aberystwyth photographers H. H. Davies

and Son, H. G. Pickford (both of Pier Street) and

F. and H. Culliford (North Parade)

March 1925

Melissa Jones
26-06-2006, 9:35 AM
Thanks for the link Annie. It seems that H. Culliford must have been around for a while. Through analysing the clothing in the photographs, I concluded that they must have been taken in the late 1880s - 1890s.

Annie
26-06-2006, 10:18 AM
A quick check on the 1891 census finds a Henry E Culliford aged 18, Photographer, living in Aberystwith (sic)

Melissa Jones
26-06-2006, 11:27 PM
Wow! Thanks for the further hint Annie. It certainly helps me determine which of my ancestors the photographs are of. I'm going to do a check on the 1901 census records now.

MarkJ
26-06-2006, 11:36 PM
Maybe worth a look at -
http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/time/date.htm
which is a site devoted to photographs etc and photographers.
I notice that Culliford in Aberystwyth is mentioned here also -
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/AberPhotos.html

Mark

Melissa Jones
27-06-2006, 2:58 AM
Thanks for the links Mark. Much appreciated.