Edwardian Ladies

Portrait & studio photographers in the UK: 19th & early 20th Century


Our interest in Victorian and Edwardian photographs, photographers and studios was sparked by family history. It began with our search for Edwin Mowll who took photographs of our Norfolk ancestors on a summer outing to Holkham in 1883. We traced Edwin's birth at Dover in 1851, his presence in Burnley in 1881, his move to Lynn where he had a studio around 1885 and then to Birmingham. We have yet to find our ancestors in his photographs but we became interested in the migration of photographers and dating of photographs and so this site was born.

Our goal is to gather a comprehensive listing of references to websites, books and pamphlets for the family historian. We continue to add information when we have time. All the data we have transcribed so far is fully and freely available. If you wish to motivate us please share the site with as many people as possible!

Please note that links to books will take you to a fuller description on Amazon where it may be possible to make a purchase in which case we would receive a small contribution towards maintaining this site.

If there are any links or resources that you think we should include on our site please email us with your suggestions.
Rosemary & Stan Rodliffe