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Elliott and Fry

Active Dates: circa 1863 - circa 1964
Active Area: Europe (continent)
United Kingdom (nation)
Great Britain (island)
British Isles (island group)
England (country)
Greater London (metropolitan area)
London (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: Playne, Somerset (1908-9) 'East Africa (British): its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources'. [London]. [Contains at least one photograph by Elliott and Fry].
Related Entries: Bassano, Alexander, 1829-1913, photographer
Lombardi and Co
Vandyk, Carl, fl 1882-1908, photographer
Joseph John Elliott (1835-1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry were commercial photographers based in London, England. From 1863 to 1886 their studio was at 55 Baker Street, Portman Square. In 1887 they expanded to include 56 Baker Street. From 1886 to 1888 the company's printing was carried out at Park Road, Barnet (Pritchard 1994, p.57). The firm employed a number of operators, including Francis Henry Hart, Alfred James Philpott, Herbert Lambert and William Flowers. In the 1940s the company's studio was bombed and the majority of the early negatives were destroyed (National Portrait Gallery 2004). In 1965 Elliott and Fry was amalgamated with Bassano and Vandyck (Pritchard 1994, p.34).
Sources: National Portrait Gallery (2004), 'Elliott and Fry (floruit 1864-1963)' [Internet], London: National Portrait Gallery. Available from: [Accessed 9th January 2004].
Pritchard, Michael (1994), 'A directory of London photographers 1841-1908'. Watford: PhotoResearch.

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