PORTRAIT OF TWO WORKERS AT THE TELEGRAPH OFFICE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

This cabinet card portrait features a young man in uniform and a young woman wearing a uniform type dress. The man’s cap has a patch that appears to show a horse and rider. The woman is wearing glasses as well as jewelry. Note her large watch. What is the story that goes with this lovely couple. Are they even a couple? They could be siblings. Is the young man wearing a military uniform? The previous owner of this photograph stated that this is a portrait of two telegraph workers. The man in uniform was described as a telegraph delivery boy (man). The website “Photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840-1940” tells the story of the photographer who produced this photograph. Henry Bown (1841-1921) began his career as a photographer sometime between 1871 and 1876. At the time that he produced this cabinet card, he had six photo studios around London. This photo came from his studio on New Kent Road. Henry had five sons involved in his business. In 1919, his son Charles Bown took over the business. A photograph of the New Kent Road studio can be seen below. This cabinet card has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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                                                                                                                          Henry Bown’s New Kent Road studio

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