CARNARVON TRADERS

The Repository of all Things Historical for the Ancient Welsh Town of Carnarvon

  Castle Square, Carnarvon. Published by Williams & Hughes, Bridge Steet, 1850


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PHOTOGRAPHERS' ADVERTISING CARDS


The following is a range of the wonderful designs to be found on the back of Carnarvon photographers' products.

H. J. Hughes

An early example. Probably from the time he traded out of a caravan at Slate Quay. © S. Adam. A later example, c. 1871, showing the address as 1 & 2 Victoria Street. © K. Morris. An earlier example of the red print card. Notice the cruder typeface and no Pwllheli address. © J. Bennett.
An early example. Probably from the time he
traded out of a caravan at Slate Quay. © S. Adam.
A later example, c. 1871, showing the address as
1 & 2 Victoria Street. © K. Morris.
An earlier example of the red print card. Notice the
cruder typeface and no Pwllheli address. © J. Bennett.


A contemporary example of the red print card. Dates to c.1873. © C. Davies. A slightly later example, with an address of 1, 2 & 3 Victoria Street. © A. Daniel. Another example of the 1, 2 & 3 Victoria Street version. This time far less ornate. © K. Morris.
A contemporary example of the red print card.
Dates to c.1873. © C. Davies.
A slightly later example, with an address
of 1, 2 & 3 Victoria Street. © A. Daniel.
Another example of the 1, 2 & 3 Victoria Street
version. This time far less ornate. © K. Morris.


A very ornate but early example. © S. Adam.
A very ornate but early example.
© S. Adam.


Hugh Humphreys

Probably the earliest of the three cards spanning the many years he was in business. © K. Morris.  A later card, with the addition of the 'Under Royal Patronage' claim. © K. Morris. Yet another design for the prolific Mr. Humphreys. © K. Morris.
Probably the earliest of the three cards spanning
the many years he was in business. © K. Morris.
A later card, with the addition of the
'Under Royal Patronage' claim. © K. Morris.
Yet another design for the prolific Mr. Humphreys.
© K. Morris.


A simpler design this time. © K. Morris. A later, much more elaborate, design. © K. Morris.
A simpler design this time.
© K. Morris.
A later, much more elaborate, design.
© K. Morris.


Roberts, 34 Bangor Street

An unusual example from 'Roberts, 34 Bangor Street'. I have been unable to find him listed in any directory. This one was found in Australia, with the address crossed out. © S. Adam.
An unusual example. I have been unable to find him
listed in any directory. This one was found in
Australia, with the address crossed out. © S. Adam.


James Jackson

A nice simple design on an early card. © K. Morris. Another early card, but this time rather more decorative. © K. Morris. Same central design, but with a fancy border. © K. Morris.
A nice simple design on an early card. © K. Morris.
Another early card, but this time rather more decorative.
© K. Morris.
Same central design, but with a fancy border. © K. Morris.


Still the same central design, but now with a fancy bamboo border and yellow colour scheme. © K. Morris. Same again, but in white and gold. © K. Morris. And this time in brown and gold. © K. Morris.
Still the same central design, but now with a fancy
bamboo border and yellow colour scheme. © K. Morris.
Same again, but in white and gold. © K. Morris.
And this time in brown and gold. © K. Morris.


Another coloured example, this time in a delicate shade of pink. © K. Morris. Yet another example. Jackson seems to have loved his pastel colours. © T. M. Hughes. A later example, dating from around 1881.<br>© K. Morris.
Another coloured example, this time in a delicate
shade of pink. © K. Morris.
Yet another example. Jackson seems to have
loved his pastel colours. © T. M. Hughes.
A later example, dating from around 1881.
© K. Morris.


Joseph Kinsley

Plain back. Dates from the 1890's. © K. Morris. Another example, this time showing the North Road studio address. © K. Morris. Another plain back, this one later. © K. Morris.
Plain back. Dates from the 1890's. © K. Morris.
Another example, this time showing the North Road
studio address. © K. Morris.
Another plain back, this one later. © K. Morris.


A super example example, bearing the Arms of Carnarvon. © K. Morris. Same design, but with a yellow background. © K. Morris. An early card, bearing the 8 High Street address. © K. Morris.
A super example example, bearing the
Arms of Carnarvon. © K. Morris.
Same design, but with a yellow background.
© K. Morris.
An early card, bearing the 8 High Street address.
© K. Morris.


Another early, High Street, card. © K. Morris.
Another early, High Street, card.
© K. Morris.


A. & G. Taylor

Taylor's took over the 24 High Street premises between 1876 & 1880. This is a fine example showing how extensive their business was. © K. Morris
Taylor's took over the 24 High Street premises
between 1876 & 1880. This is a fine example
showing how extensive their business was. © K. Morris


W. Williams

Another photographer at 24 High Street. Williams appears to have been Merseyside based at first, with the Carnarvon premises added later. © K. Morris. A later example. Williams has by now taken over the premises of Hugh Humphreys at Paternoster Buildings. Plain back. © K. Morris. Another plain back example, this time with Birkenhead no longer mentioned. Dates to c. 1900. © E. Dodman.
Another photographer at 24 High Street. Williams
appears to have been Merseyside based at first, with
the Carnarvon premises added later. © K. Morris.
A later example. Williams has by now taken over
the premises of Hugh Humphreys at Paternoster
Buildings. Plain back. © K. Morris.
Another plain back example, this time with
Birkenhead no longer mentioned. Dates to c. 1907.
© E. Dodman.


24 High Street & 239 Stanley Road, Bootle. © K. Morris. Same as first card, but without the Bootle address. © J. Evans. A later card, this time a very plain postcard format. Dates to c. 1935. © M. Pike.
24 High Street & 239 Stanley Road, Bootle. © K. Morris.
Same as first card, but without the Bootle address.
© J. Evans.
A later card, this time a very plain postcard format.
Dates to c. 1935. © M. Pike.


Photograph wallet dating to 1925. By this time E. C. Pound had become proprietor of W. Williams. © J. Evans.
Photograph wallet dating to 1925. By this time E. C. Pound had become proprietor of W. Williams.
© J. Evans.


James Leach, 2 Dinorwic Street

Front of a card used by James Leach. Dates to mid 1890's. © R. Griffiths. Back of same card. © R. Griffiths. Plain back © K. Morris.
Front of a card used by James Leach.
Dates to mid 1890's. © R. Griffiths.
Back of same card. © R. Griffiths.
Plain back. © K. Morris.


Carnarvon Photo Company, North Road

Carnarvon Photo Company, North Road. © K. Morris.
Nice rare card from the Carnarvon Photo Company,
North Road. © K. Morris.


If you have any other cards not featured here, I would love to add them to this photo record. If you can help, my email address is on the Contact page.

Especially wanted are examples from the following firms:

H. Holland - 7 North Road
Henkel & Symons - 33 & 42 Bangor Street

Also wanted, examples from some of the above photographers with different addresses. e.g.:

Hugh J. Hughes - 3 Segontium Terrace & Castle Ditch

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