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Transpontine: Viictorian New Cross Studio Photographs

Some more vintage studio photos from the New Cross area. Frustratingly there is no detail about the subjects, but they tell us plenty about London hair and clothes styles in late Victorian London. The first few were taken at R.F.

Barnes’s studio, Mortham House, Lewisham High Road, New Cross. According to Photo London1, the full address was 144 Lewisham High Road, and the studio was opened by Robert Freeman Barnes in 1874. On his death in 1898, he was succeeded by his wife Matilda Sarah Barnes2 who kept the business going until 1907.

So in all likelihood these photos were taken in the late 19th century.

The next two portraits of children were taken by A.C.

Clements, ‘artist and photographer’ based at 3 Amersham Road. Albert Charles Clements3 (1865-1938) ran the studio there from 1887 to 1895.


  1. ^ Photo London (www.photolondon.org.uk)
  2. ^ Matilda Sarah Barnes (www.photolondon.org.uk)
  3. ^ Albert Charles Clements (www.photolondon.org.uk)

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