Daguerreotypes
Ambrotypes
Tintypes
Carte de Visite
Victorian Albums
Cameras
Highlights

 

 

Ambrotype
A059

Size
Date
Country
Artist
Sitter
Case
Colour Notes

1/9
ca 1856-1861
UK, Cheltenham
Hendley's Portrait Rooms
Unknown
No case
-
Glass plate sadly broken in two

Notes

"Taken at Hendley's Portrait Rooms, Pittville Street, adjoining the old Chronicle Office, Cheltenham. Portraits for Brooches and Lockets."

William Henry Hendley died in December 1859, aged 27. His sister Ellen Hendley continued the business in January 1860.

In January 1861 she was robbed of "two lenses, a camera, and one box of paints." The culprit, the 18 year old son of a respectable notary, was sentenced to a year of "hard labour". It was his first taste of crime, as many more convictions followed. Ellen's shopmanager, William Pousty (1836-1897), started his own business as a photographer and eventually went to Tasmania. It's possible Ellen ended up marrying in 1864 in London.

Many thanks to Kelvin for the additional information.