In the mid 1890s Hubert Henry took over the former studio of Adams and Scanlan/Stilliard at 32 High Street, next door to the Dolphin Hotel. Adams and Scanlan left the 'Alhambra Studios' c 1892. Henry renamed the business 'The Royal Electric and Daylight Studios', and his advertising included the statement :- 'Formerly conducted by Adams and Stilliard, whose negatives are all kept.' The connection to Adams and Stilliard was also mentioned in an article in an illustrated guide book about Southampton in 1895.
From A Descriptive Account of Southampton Illustrated 1895. (Image courtesy of Southampton Central Library)
The reception room at Hubert Henry's 'Royal Electric and Daylight Studios',formerly Adams and Stilliard/Scanlan's Alhambra Studiofrom A Descriptive Account of Southampton illustrated 1895. (Image courtesy of Southampton Central Library)
Henry was in Southampton in 1893 when he joined the Southampton Lodge of Masons. He joined the Bradford branch in 1895. A Southampton carte de visite by Hubert Henry dated 1899 was recently auctioned, suggesting that Henry was still running the business at that time even if he was not resident in Southampton. However, in 1897 the directory listed Chalkley Gould (previously working in Bournemouth) at 32 High Street. The 2 photographers may have been working independently at the same studios.
Henry and his wife were in Bournemouth in 1900, where their daughter was born. The 1901 census recorded Hubert Henry, photographer, and his wife and daughter living in Bradford.
In 1911 Hubert Henry was staying with his brother and family in Maidstone. Both brothers were manufacturing chemical preparations for use in photography.