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Lafayette

(founded 1880), Photographers

Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)

Artist associated with 6906 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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Hon. Diana Katharine Elder-Jones (née Russell)

by Lafayette
half-plate nitrate negative
NPG x48638

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Emily Duckworth Rostron (née Blackburn)

by Lafayette
whole-plate nitrate negative
NPG x49014

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Edith Picton-Turbervill

by Lafayette
whole-plate film negative
NPG x49696

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Louisa Hartley Tooth (née Beningfield)

by Lafayette
platinum print
NPG x76186

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Edward Courtney Boyle

by Lafayette
bromide print
NPG x9215

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