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15 May 2019

The site continues to grow, while individual photographers are proving difficult to research, and many remain only partially identified. Already the pages on Stickyback photographers in England are getting too large and some further sub division is called for. Perhaps this is also the time to divide the UK into regions. Also, Google Analytics have been added to the site today. So far there has been a tiny trickle of visitor feedback about the site, which fortunately is positive in its nature.

Below is a recent unusual find of a pair of Stickybacks, reverses blank, each 2.3 x 1.5 inches, photographer unknown, portraits of an unknown mother and child c.1910?

Pair of Stickybacks - photographer and subjects unknown

13 April 2019

The author of this site runs, a site for local and family historians about photographers in Cambridgeshire 1840-2000. Research on photographers in Peterborough stalled when trying to identify two different early 20th Century photographers who were producing "Stickyback" photographs. Little has been written about the early 20th century photographers who adapted commercial photography to cater for a new mass market in the first quarter of the 20th Century. New inexpensive products, sometimes of dubious quality, provided many with their first experience of being photographed.

Research into the field was starting to skew from its original purpose and so material on Stickybacks and related topics, covering the whole of the UK, has been moved across to this new site.

This site probably barely scratches the surface of this branch of photography. Please get in touch if you can add in any way to the information and the examples on this site.

Top of page is a non-commercial web site for local and family historians, exploring the Stickyback photograph genre and Stickyback Photographers.
This page was last modified: 15 May 2019, 20:02

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