This site offers profiles of the lives and work of commercial portrait photographers in nineteenth century Southampton. Where possible, examples of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits are included. However, many of the photographers were only working in Southampton briefly, or did not produce portraits in great numbers; consequently examples of their work are yet to be found.
The photographer profiles can help to date carte de visite and cabinet card portraits, as dates are given for when and where each photographer was working.
The about page gives a short introduction to Victorian portrait photographers in Southampton, and the A-Z page provides links to profiles of photographers discovered so far.
All images used are from a private collection, unless other wise stated.
New additions and updates
20.1.19 Images added to Barrett, Rider and Line. With many thanks to Greg Cox for sharing to the site.