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J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« on: Thursday 17 August 17 20:34 BST (UK) »
Hello--
     Have an old photo with the following on reverse:
                           J. Thomas
                         Photographer
                       81 Rhondda Street
                           Swansea

The J. is written over, but looks like J.

Trying to pinpoint year. May be in 1895-1910 period.
Stephen Simon, CT, USA

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Re: J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 August 17 21:02 BST (UK) »
Hi,
There is a John (also known as Jack) Thomas living at that address in 1911, he had a wife Esther
The same couple are in Cockett, Swansea in 1901 and John (born 1879) was then a Grocers Assistant.
He appears to have still been a photographer in 1939.
Cathy
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Re: J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 August 17 21:29 BST (UK) »
Hi--
   THANKS!! Did you find what address he had after 1911?? That was fast.
Stephen

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Re: J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 August 17 21:31 BST (UK) »
"Victorian Photographers of Wales", compiled from Trade Directories has Jack Thomas in 1910 until 1926, at 209b High Street, Swansea.
And at 12 St Helen's Road in 1923 and 1926.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/Occupations/VicPhoto1

See also: https://www.peoplescollection.wales/items/36290
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 17 August 17 23:03 BST (UK) »
THANKS!! I appreciate your help.
Stephen

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Re: J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 17 August 17 23:11 BST (UK) »
Hello--
    I found a photo online at the National Archives taken by
J. Thomas, 81 Rhondda Street, Swansea--dated 1907.
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Re: J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« Reply #6 on: Friday 18 August 17 15:58 BST (UK) »
Hello--
    How old was John Thomas in the 1911 Census at Swansea--wife Esther.
Stephen, CT

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Re: J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 August 17 16:27 BST (UK) »
Hello--
    How old was John Thomas in the 1911 Census at Swansea--wife Esther.
Stephen, CT

As you were told earlier:
Hi,
There is a John (also known as Jack) Thomas living at that address in 1911, he had a wife Esther
The same couple are in Cockett, Swansea in 1901 and John (born 1879) was then a Grocers Assistant.
He appears to have still been a photographer in 1939.
Cathy
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: J. Thomas, Photographer, Swansea
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 August 17 16:32 BST (UK) »
Hi--
   Thanks.
Stephen