Portrait & Studio
in the UK:
19th & early 20th

Edwardian ladies in restored colour

About us

Our interest in Victorian and Edwardian photographs, photographers and studios was sparked by family history. It began with our search for Edwin Mowll who took photographs of our Norfolk ancestors on a summer outing to Holkham in 1883. We traced Edwin's birth at Dover in 1851, his presence in Burnley in 1881, his move to Lynn where he had a studio around 1885 and then to Birmingham. We have yet to find our ancestors in his photographs but we became interested in the migration of photographers and dating of photographs and so this site was born.

Our goal is to gather a comprehensive listing of references to websites, books and pamphlets for the family historian. If there are any resources that you think we should include on our site please email us with your suggestion.

         Rosemary & Stan Rodliffe