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Alfred Brothers

(1826-1912), Photographers

Artist associated with 7 portraits
Born in Kent, Alfred Brothers' lifelong interest in photography and astronomy began in his youth. Following his marriage, he moved to Manchester to work insurance, but by 1856 he had given this up to establish a portrait studio in St Anne's Square (Exchange Arcade). He photographed at the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857, and experimented with magnesium as an illuminant in around 1864. His photographs of the solar eclipse on 22nd December 1870 helped astronomers advance their understanding of the sun's corona.

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Agnes Strickland, by Alfred Brothers - NPG Ax46423

Agnes Strickland

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46423

James Audus, by Alfred Brothers - NPG x1552

James Audus

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 11 December 1861
NPG x1552

James Colquhoun Campbell, by Alfred Brothers - NPG Ax7482

James Colquhoun Campbell

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG Ax7482

James Prince Lee, by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by  Alfred Brothers - NPG D5038

James Prince Lee

by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by Alfred Brothers
stipple and line engraving, published 1859
NPG D5038

James Prince Lee, by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by  Alfred Brothers - NPG D5143

James Prince Lee

by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by Alfred Brothers
stipple and line engraving, published 1859
NPG D5143

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Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe

by Alfred Brothers
NPG x12874

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Nathaniel Montgomery

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG x21382


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Brian Turner

12 March 2017, 16:01

I think you'll find that Brothers started in Exchange Arcade. The Manchester Courier for 26.12.1857 has an ad:
A. Brothers, photographer, has removed to the premises recently occupied by Messrs. Beard and Fourd, 14 St. Ann's Square, Manchester.

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