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Re: TORQUAY PHOTOGRAPHER
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 05 July 18 21:23 BST (UK) »
Another baptism -

Elizabeth Croft
Birth Date - 6 May 1865
Baptism - 4 Jun 1865, St Michaels Surrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Father - William Croft, Photographer
Mother - Harriet Croft
Abode - South Head Road.

So the Crofts were still in Australia in 1865.

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Re: TORQUAY PHOTOGRAPHER
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 05 July 18 21:37 BST (UK) »
There was quite a gap between the first born in Sydney in 1862 and those born in Torquay in 1868 & 1870. Guess some didn't make it. T

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Re: TORQUAY PHOTOGRAPHER
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 05 July 18 22:02 BST (UK) »
I have just noticed an article in this section of RootsChat started by Robin Clay and added to by JDJames89. I have measured the carte and it is 0.025 inches thick, is dirty white with sharp corners.
The conclusion from the above seems to be 1869 - 1871. T

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Re: TORQUAY PHOTOGRAPHER
« Reply #12 on: Friday 06 July 18 10:42 BST (UK) »
As you've probably guessed this is early-mid 1870's.
Quite an interesting setting.Not sure if it's a real building or manufactured (the ivy & grapes certainly look like add-ons) but built outside as there's no shadow on their faces.
Maybe a picture submitted to an exhibition so could be the Croft's themselves but that's just a guess on my part.
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Re: TORQUAY PHOTOGRAPHER
« Reply #13 on: Monday 16 July 18 21:29 BST (UK) »
       Very many thanks for all the contributions made inc. the upgrading.
       Judging from the known provenance of this card, my best view is that the couple are Samuel & Annie Foss which doesn't fit entirely with the previous discussions for Samuel was living in California in 1870 and didn't return to England until late 1873. They married in January 1876 and Torquay would have been a place for a cheap honeymoon for his brother also had a business in Union Street.
       Presumably a photographic studio would buy bespoke printed cards in bulk and these might last for several years. They would be in no hurry to replace their cards with the latest style when they were on the point of moving to Lewisham.
      I feel the balance is in favour of Samuel & Annie .