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Directory-of-Local-Photographers

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 11 months ago

Time Travellers in Essendon, Flemington and the Keilor Plains

 

Directory of Local Photographers

by Lenore Frost

 

This is the photographic studio at Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne.   Note the camera on a tripod with wheels on the right.  There are a variety of conventional studio props. On view are backdrops with the choice of a woodland scene on the left and balustraded balcony on the right, a rustic fence on the right, a bentwood chair in the centre, a chaise longue on the right, and a fringed stool in the centre.  A potted aspidistra lurks behind the camera, and to the right of that is a decorative  screen.  A papier mache tree trunk and fake stone column are on the left, and a fur rug on the polished floor. In front of the stone column is a short mast and ropes to create a nautical scene. The main lighting would come from a skylight in the roof, with some electric lamps for highlights.   Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria Collection. 

http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/368402

 

This portrait of an unidentified young man taken in the Cole's Studio uses some of the above

props- the backdrop on the left, the bentwood chair in the centre, with the addition of a

potplant and what-not table.  The result is fussy and discordant. Courtesy of the State

Library of Victoria Collection. 

 

 

The list below pre-dates Trove, and will doubtless be updated further as we go.

Also, these photographers often operated at other premises in Victoria, these are just the local ones.

 

If anyone can contribute some examples of photos of any of the photographers in this list, please get in touch.

 

SOURCES                           

Unless otherwise marked, Sands and McDougall Melbourne Directories to 1930 

# Essendon Gazette                       

* Examples in the Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum                    

** Sandy Barry, Australians behind the camera:  directory of Early Australian Photographers, 1841 to 1945, the author, 2002.                

^ Examples in the State Library

% Examples on this website

(T) Trove mention

(ER)  From the Electoral Roll

 

Name                                                                Period known to have operated

Allan, Mrs J        

19 Marwick St, Flemington                              1898, 1899, 1900, 1904, >1917**

 

Allan, William    

19 Marwick St, Flemington                              1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1904

 

Benson, Ernest**

20 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                      1935(T), 1937-1939**

 

Brooks, F A         

Wordsworth St & Mt Alexr Rd                        1889-1890#

 

Brown & Emery** 

36 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds             1890# 1891-1892**

 

Chidley, Stanley Hotham**          

16 Park St, Moonee Ponds                             Circa WW1** 1918@

 

Chuck, T H          

"Willyama" 81 St Leonards Rd, Ascot Vale    1907# 1908 - 1910**

 

Coghlan, Miss

20 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                  1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 > 1932**

 

Coombes Bros   

30 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                         1908,

 

Coulson, Arthur W     

100 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                       1906, 1907

 

Cuffley, William F            

14 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                    1908#, 1909, 1912

16 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                    1912, >1913-1916**

 

Cuffley, William P            

14 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                    1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922

 

Denham, Percival John

24 Taylor St, Moonee Ponds                          1921 photo

 

Dover Studios - Rider, Frank   

141 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                       c1922-1926%, 1927-30^, 1928%, 1930-1939%

17 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds**                   1933-1942** 1940%

Frank Rider resided at Tennyson St, Essendon in 1920.

 

Dover Studios - Vallance, Frank  

157 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                     1917%#, 1918#* 1920

Frank Vallance died in Moonee Ponds in January 1919.

 

Edmends, W,                                               ^1901, ^1902         

42 Wilson St, Moonee Ponds

 

Edwards & Williams        

160 Racecourse, Flemington                        1901, 1902

 

Edwards, H C     

Rankins Rd, Kensington                               1890-92^

8 Railway Pl, Flemington                             1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897

140 Racecourse Rd, Flemington                 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901

138  Racecourse Rd, Newmarket                1899**^

 

Ewin, Alfred       

31 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                      1901, 1902

100 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                    1910

Ewin & Dean                                              c 1912*

Moonee Ponds                                            1914*

 

Fasham, Mrs M 

20 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929

 

Frazer & Vallance            

Muntz Studio, Puckle St, MP                      <1917#

 

Goulter, Miss Winifred   

160 Maribyrnong Rd, Moonee Ponds        1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1924

140 Maribyrnong Rd, Moonee Ponds        1925** 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, >1932**

 

Harrington's Ltd**          

952 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon                  1937-1939**  1944/45

(Previously Kerslake and Robinson, 1923 - 1936)

 

Harris, R & N      

Te Aroha, 30 Elizabeth St                             EG 21/6/1917

 

Harris, W            

157 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                     1917,

 

Hollick, Miss Ruth  

Park St, Moonee Ponds                               1910-1918

 Melbourne                                                 1918-1930          

79 Park St, Moonee Ponds                          1930s-1945**

 

Jacobsen, P (late AIF)                     

14 Learmonth St, Moonee Ponds               1919#

 

Kelly, W V           

100 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                     1904

 

Kerslake & Robinson       

34 Napier St, Essendon                                1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922

952 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon                  1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930.  >1936**

(Later Harrington's Ltd)

 

Lee & Co                                                                                                  

125 Rankins Rd, Flemington                        1903(ER), 1905(ER)

210 The Parade, Ascot Vale                         1906%, 1908(ER)

11 Hotham St, Moonee Ponds                     1909(ER)

 

Leighton Studios

14 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                  1908#, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1915++ 1918+ 1920+, 1922-23%  1934+ 

                                                                   

Marks, Mrs J      

19 Marwick St, Flemington                          1901,

 

Mitchell, M A     

16 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                   1925,

 

Muntz & Lamb   

Muntz Studio                                                c1912*

117 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                     1913, >1916**

157 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                     1916   Premises taken over 1917 by Dover Studios

 

Murphy, Frederick E                                  ^1893

21 Learmonth St, Moonee Ponds

 

Owen, C A          

100 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                      1904, 1905

 

Pain, John           

Mirams St, Ascot Vale                                   1888, 1889. 1890, 1891, 1892

 

Pain, Mrs E J      

31 Mirams St, Ascot Vale                             1893

 

Roberts, Edward A                                    1936-1937 (T)   

Moonee Ponds                                    

 

Robinson, H

Pascoe Cres, Essendon                                1916(T), 1917(T)

 

Rose, Julian**                  

8 Margaret St, Moonee Ponds                    1942-1945**

 

Sears, John A     

30 Railway Pl, Flemington                            1900, >1901** 

 

Sun Studio          

See also Coulson, A W

100 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                      1903 (T), 1906%, 1907# 

 

Thomson, Miss Agnes*              

Sun Studio, 100 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds  1908#

38 Milton St, Ascot Vale                               1910, 1911, 1912

24 North St, Ascot Vale                                1913**, 1914, 1915(T), 1916

 

Tilley, E H           

Union Rd, Ascot Vale                                   1892#

 

Tinker T J A (Thomas John Arthur)

239 and 241 Ascot Vale Rd, Ascot Vale        1907^ , 1916 (T)  new photos 6/2/2019

 

Turner, C W       

141 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                     1927, 1928, 1929, 1930

17 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds**                 1931-1937**

 

Vallance, Francis**     

157 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                      1917#, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921

 

Vallance, Mrs C 

157 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                      1922, 1923

 

Williams, E         

160 Racecourse Rd, Flemington                  1900

 

Wilson, L G**    

157 Bay St, Ascot Vale                                  1944-1945**

 

Winter, Ernest A              

100 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                     1908, >1909**

 

Woolstonecroft, Jno Y   

100 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds                     1903, >1907**

 

________                          

SOURCES                           

Unless otherwise marked, Sands and McDougall Melbourne Directories to 1930

# Essendon Gazette                       

* Examples in the Moonee Ponds Courthouse Museum                    

** Sandy Barrie, Australians behind the camera:  directory of Early Australian Photographers, 1841 to 1945, the author, 2002.                

^ Examples in the State Library

% Examples on this website

(T) Trove mention

(ER)  From the Electoral Roll

++ Examples in Museum Victoria 

          

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