Slattery, Peadar

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Brownrigg, Thomas Marcus

Brownrigg, Thomas Marcus (1823–1901), police officer, and pioneer and experimental photographer, was born 8 June 1823 in Limerick, eldest son of Sir Henry John Brownrigg (1798–1873), inspector-general of constabulary (1858–65), and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Thomas…

Burnaby, Elizabeth Alicia Hawkins

Burnaby, Elizabeth Alicia Hawkins (1860–1934), alpinist, photographer, and author, was the only child of Sir St Vincent Hawkins-Whitshed , 3rd and last baronet, of Killincarrig, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and his wife Anne Alicia, third daughter of the Rev. Hon. John Gustavus Handcock…

Coghill, Sir John Joscelyn

Coghill, Sir John Joscelyn (1826–1905), 4th baronet and photographer, was born 11 February 1826, eldest son of Sir Josiah Coghill, 3rd baronet and vice-admiral, and his second wife, Anna Maria, eldest daughter of the Rt Hon. Charles…

Hardman, Edward Fitzmorris Chambré

Hardman, Edward Fitzmorris Chambré (1898–1988), professional photographer, was born 25 November 1898, only son among four children of Edward Chambré Hardman, land agent, of Abilene, Newtownpark Ave., Blackrock, Co. Dublin, and his wife (m. 5 September 1893) Gertrude Elizabeth, of…

Hemphill, William Despard

Hemphill, William Despard (1816–1902), medical doctor and pioneering photographer, was born 4 August 1816, fourth of six sons of Samuel Hemphill, medical doctor, of Springhill, Killenaule, Co. Tipperary, and his wife Mary, daughter of Robert Backas, Butlerstown Castle, Co. Waterford…

Lauder, James Stack (‘Jacques Lafayette’)

Lauder, James Stack (‘Jacques Lafayette’) (1853–1923), portrait photographer, born 22 January 1853, was one of ten children (six sons and four daughters) of Edmond (sometimes Edmund) Stanley Lauder (c.1824–91) and his wife, Sarah Harding Lauder (née Stack, c.1828–…

Smith, John Shaw

Smith, John Shaw (1811–73), pioneer photographer, was born 18 October 1811 in Co. Cork, fifth of eight sons of John Smith and Mary Richardson, who had an estate of several hundred acres at Clonmult, Co. Cork. In 1839 John Shaw Smith married his cousin, Mary Louisa Richardson. They…

Tenison, Edward King

Tenison, Edward King (1805–78), pioneer photographer, landed gentleman, and MP, was born 21 January 1805, second son of Col. Thomas Tenison of Castle Tenison (later Kilronan Castle), Co. Roscommon, MP for Boyle 1792, and Lady Frances Anne King, daughter of Edward, 1st earl of…