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Lafayette

(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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King George V, by Lafayette - NPG Ax26425

King George V

by Lafayette
bromide print, 1891
NPG Ax26425

Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia, by Lafayette, published by  Berlin Photographic Co - NPG x31075

Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia

by Lafayette, published by Berlin Photographic Co
photogravure, 1891
NPG x31075

Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, by Lafayette, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax27630

Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe

by Lafayette, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax27630

Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette - NPG x36291

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette
albumen cabinet card, July 1893
NPG x36291

Queen Mary, by Lafayette - NPG Ax26434

Queen Mary

by Lafayette
postcard print, 1893
NPG Ax26434

Queen Mary, by Lafayette - NPG Ax29379

Queen Mary

by Lafayette
bromide print, 6 July 1893
NPG Ax29379

Queen Mary, by Lafayette - NPG Ax36400

Queen Mary

by Lafayette
bromide print, 4 July 1893
NPG Ax36400

Queen Mary, by Lafayette - NPG Ax36401

Queen Mary

by Lafayette
bromide print, 1893
NPG Ax36401

Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x19943

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1906 (6 July 1893)
NPG x19943

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