No information has been found about E.Mitchell other than that given on the back of the carte de visite below.
Unusually, the name of the subject, Mr Joy, was pencilled on the back of this carte de viste. A Mr Thankful Joy was listed as a yeoman and market gardener in Southampton until the mid 1870s at Cockwoods or Cockroads Farm, Hill Lane. In 1871 his son Mr Thankful Joy junior was recorded as the landlord of the Belle Moor Inn, Hill Lane. In 1876 Mr Joy junior was the landlord of the Cowherds Inn, The Avenue.
In 2014 Mr Thankful Joy junior was commemorated in new paving outside Southampton Station, as the landlord of the Railways Tavern, Blechynden Terrace from 1884 to 1890.