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Adhar, George, fl 1889-1926, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1889 - circa 1926
Active Area: North and Central America (continent)
Lesser Antilles (island group)
West Indies (archipelago)
Trinidad and Tobago (nation)
Trinidad (island)
Victoria (county)
San Fernando (inhabited place)
Likenesses: See p.236 of Macmillan's 'The red book of the West Indies...' (1922).
Photographs: None known to be held within the collection
Publications: Macmillan, Allister (1922), 'The red book of the West Indies', London : W.H. and L. Collingridge. [Includes photographs by Adhar].
Related Entries: None found.
George Adhar moved to Trinidad from India as a child. He was originally a lawyer's clerk. He established a photographic business in 1889. In 1898 he was based in P.[rince ?] of Wales Street, San Fernando (Collens 1898, p.90). By 1905 he had moved to High Street, San Fernando (Collens 1905, p.99). By 1913 Adhar was based at 41 Broadway, San Fernando (Collens 1913, p.213). He remained at this address until circa 1926 (Franklin 1926, p.312).

Adhar won first prize for photography at the Trinidad Centenary Exhibition. His patrons included Prince George, Duke of York (later George V), and the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII). In 1919 Adhar was Acting President of the East Indian National Congress in Trinidad. In 1922 he was Chairman of the Christian Indian Circle, San Fernando (Macmillan 1922, p.236).
Sources: Collens, James Henry (1898, 1905 and 1913), 'The Trinidad and Tobago yearbook'. Trinidad: Government Printing Office.
Franklin, C.B. (1926) 'Trinidad and Tobago yearbook'. Port of Spain, Trinidad: Franklin's Electric Printery.
Macmillan, Allister (1922), 'The red book of the West Indies: historical and descriptive, commercial and industrial, facts, figures and resources', London: W.H. and L. Collingridge.

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