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Size
Date
Country
Artist
Sitter
Case
Colour

1/6
ca 1862-1864
London, UK
Walter Malby
Unknown
Wall case
Gold/pink details

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

Walter Malby (1831-1919) was a photographer at 155 City Road
in London (1862-1871) He employed one man and a boy. He went
bankrupt in 1874. Three of his sons also became photographers.

The next door neighbour was George Sanger, a photographer at
153 City Road (1860-1868). In 1865 he was involved in a case of
embezzlement. His man at the door, Frederick William Morgan,
had taken money from customers for their portraits, but he had failed
to pass it on to mr. Sanger. It was just over 7s. His salary was 15s a
week. Mr. Sanger dropped the case and went looking for new staff.

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