1884 Stevens Directory. Unfortunately the advertisements in gold are no longer included in the Southampton Reference Library copy of the directory
After Walter Adams and Edward Stilliard ended their partnership in 1881, Adams entered into a new one with Robert William Scanlan. (See Adams and Stilliard). Examples of cartes de visite and cabinet cards can be found, bearing the names of Adams and Stilliard, yet dated years after the end of that partnership. The partnership between Adams and Scanlan officially ended in 1883, and Adams moved away, while Scanlan continued to run the Alhambra Studios at 32 High St for at least another ten years.
The London Gazette October 1883
In 1891 Scanlan was living with his family in Compton, Hampshire. In the late 1880s and early 1890s he purchased the copyright for photographs taken by other Southampton photographers, for example John Beer and John Randolph.
Carte de visite dated March 1884
Detail from back of 1888 cabinet card, advertising a prize medal won by Adams and Scanlan in 1876, when Adams was in partnership with Stilliard
In 1894 photographer Hubert Henry took over the studio at 32 High St. The entry for Hubert Henry includes a photograph of the reception room for the studio, in the style of the Alhambra. Scanlan moved to Kentish Town, London, and the 1901 census recorded his occupation as civil engineer.