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Size
Date
Country
Artist
Sitter
Case
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Notes

1/6
1867/1868
UK, London
Walter Malby
Unknown
Leather case
Golden jewelry and pink cheeks
One lady with a hat, the other with flowers in her hair and something around her finger

"From W. Malby's, photographer, 155 city road, corner of Britannia Street.
Caution: no connexion with those next door"

Walter Malby (1831-1910) was a photographer on 155 City Road (London)
from 1867 until 1871. His staff consisted of one man and a boy. He later
went bankrupt in 1874. His son Leslie also became a photographer.

After Malby, the studio on City Road was taken over by William Henry
Prestwich, who was a photographer there from 1872 until 1892, when
Mendelssohn Hargreaves took over from him and was there until 1897.

The neighbour next door to which Malby claimed to have no connection,
was George Sanger, a photographer at 153 City Road. He was there
first in 1866, until 1868 when he went bankrupt. Before it, he had been
on 207 City Road (65-66), and after it he lived at 137 City Road (1871).