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Foster and Martin

Active Dates: circa 1877 - circa 1900
Active Area: Oceania (continent)
Australia (nation)
Victoria (state)
Melbourne (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: Batchelder, Perez Mann, fl 1850-1879, photographer
Foster and Martin was a commercial photographic company. Cato notes that Foster and Martin were both pupils of Batchelder's (1955, p.162). The company was active in Melbourne from 1877. It occupied a variety of premises. The company was still in business in 1900 and at this point seems to have consisted of John Foster and Mrs. Harrison Martin. (Davies and Stanbury, p.162).
Sources: Davies, Alan and Stanbury, Peter (1985), 'The mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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