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Potographer in Coldstream
« on: Monday 19 December 11 22:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I have an ancestor from Coldstream who was a photographer there, his name was John Foster, born  1825,Berwick-upon Tweed, in the census return 1861 he is enumerated at 30 High St, Coldstream (photographic artist). in 1871 at Dunse Rd, Old Manse Coldstream (photographer)and 1881 17 Dunse Rd (old Manse), Coldstream, (photographer) he died in 1889 Old Manse Coldstream.
My request is for any information into his professional life, is there anyone who may have old photo`s taken by him  or anyone with any suggestions where i could get any more info about his professional career.

Regards,
 Ross.

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Re: Potographer in Coldstream
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 December 11 01:07 GMT (UK) »
Try this site Ross.They have thousands of carte de visites,many for sale.There is a contact option.If you give them details they may have an example.

http://www.cartedevisite.co.uk/photographers.../photographers/photograph
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Re: Potographer in Coldstream
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 January 12 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Seoras,
Thanks for your help was able to get address of his Photographic Studio
but unfortunately no photo`s.
Thanks again,
Ross

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Re: Potographer in Coldstream
« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 January 12 21:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ross,bad luck.What was his studio address.It might be worth you putting a request on Scotland general board and perhaps the Common Room to see if anyone has an example.It's a long shot but at least you will reach more people.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth

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Re: Potographer in Coldstream
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 January 12 10:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ross,

A little booklet titled Photographers in Southern Scotland to 1914 gives the following information: -

FOSTER Joseph
1866 Photographic artist, High Street (east), Coldstream.  (John)
1878-1882 Dunse Loan, Coldstream
1881 Photographer called 'John' Foster, aged 55, b. England, resident Old Manse, 17 Dunse Road, Coldstream, wife Elizabeth F., niece, Isabella McGregor.
1886-1889 Photographic Artist, Old Manse, Dunse Road, Coldstream.  (Listed under 'John').

I have a couple of photographs of young men taken by Foster.   They are presumably my relatives but we are not sure who they are.

Hope the above info is useful.

Brina :)

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Re: Potographer in Coldstream
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 January 12 19:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi Brina,
Thanks for info very interesting, John Foster who I first made the Query about is my 3 x Grand Uncle, I know he became a photographer between 1851 and 1861, but the info you sent suggest a Joseph Foster was also a photographer in Coldstream, this is very interesting as John`s brother my 3 x Great Grandfather was Joseph Foster Did they start the business together??????.
Sometimes when one delves into one`s ancestors  the answers create more questions than they answer, but perhaps that's why it such an interesting hobby.
          Are the photo`s you have Carte de Visites, the type with the address of the Photographer on the back if so would it be too cheeky to ask you for a copy of both front & back, it would be good to have a photo taken by him even if I don`t know who is is. I can send you my e-mail; address on a personal message,

         Thanks again, Best Regards.

           Ross


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Re: Potographer in Coldstream
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 04 January 12 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ross,

If you PM me I will be happy to send you copies.   I do not have the originals but the person who sent them to me copied both back and front.   I received the copies from Australia so presumably the carte de visite was sent out to my relatives out there.   We are not sure who the young men are but they will most definitely be my relations.

Brina 8)

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Re: Potographer in Coldstream
« Reply #7 on: Monday 23 January 12 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Hello Ross

Borders Family History Society have a collection of old photographs, one of which is by John Foster, Old Manse, Coldstream,  I'll try to send you a copy

Elma


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Re: Potographer in Coldstream
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 November 13 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I have a photograph which states on the back "John Foster, Old Manse, Coldstream, Photographic Artist"  Will willing send you a copy.
Glenda