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(founded 1880), Photographers

Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)

Artist associated with 6905 portraits
The first Lafayette studio was founded in Dublin in 1880 by James Stack Lauder, the eldest son of Edmund Lauder, who opened a daguerreotype studio there in 1853. Lafayette met immediate success, exhibiting his work and winning prize medals throughout the world. Lauder joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1884 and in 1885 took his first royal sitting when Princess Alexandra visited Ireland. Two years later he photographed Queen Victoria in Windsor. Other branches were opened in Glasgow (1890), Manchester (1892) and Belfast (1900), but the London branch that opened in 1897 became the centre of the business, which was floated on the Stock Exchange in 1898. It continued trading until 1952.

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Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette - NPG x197440

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette
albumen cabinet card, circa April 1889
NPG x197440

Queen Mary, by Lafayette - NPG Ax26455

Queen Mary

by Lafayette
postcard print, 1890s
NPG Ax26455

King George V, by Lafayette - NPG Ax29384

King George V

by Lafayette
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax29384

Sir Edward Fry, by Lafayette - NPG x14366

Sir Edward Fry

by Lafayette
bromide print on card mount, 1890s
NPG x14366

King Edward VII, by Lafayette - NPG x7935

King Edward VII

by Lafayette
bromide print, circa 1890
NPG x7935

Lillie Langtry, by Lafayette, published by  Ogden's - NPG x197015

Lillie Langtry

by Lafayette, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1890 (1890)
NPG x197015

Leslie Chester, by Lafayette - NPG x197265

Leslie Chester

by Lafayette
gelatin silver printing-out paper cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x197265

Lillie Langtry, by Lafayette - NPG x197326

Lillie Langtry

by Lafayette
hand-coloured albumen cabinet card, circa 1890
NPG x197326

Herbert Alfred Henry Joseph Thomas Vaughan; Bernard John Vaughan, by Lafayette - NPG x197483

Herbert Alfred Henry Joseph Thomas Vaughan; Bernard John Vaughan

by Lafayette
gelatin silver printing-out paper cabinet card, early 1890s
NPG x197483

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, by Lafayette, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x197716

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

by Lafayette, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s (1890s)
NPG x197716

'H.R.H. The Princess of Wales' (Queen Mary), by Lafayette, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x196919

'H.R.H. The Princess of Wales' (Queen Mary)

by Lafayette, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1901-1910 (1890s)
NPG x196919

Queen Mary, by Lafayette, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x196921

Queen Mary

by Lafayette, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1910s (1890s)
NPG x196921

Topsy Sinden, by Lafayette - NPG x198243

Topsy Sinden

by Lafayette
bromide cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x198243

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