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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

From the Chillingham Park Album, Miss Austin, Elliott and Fry Studios, London, 1882-1884

Miss Austin

This young girl is from my "mystery carte de visite album" (see previous post) and is simply identified as "Miss Austin."  The photograph was taken at the Elliott and Fry Photographers studio on Baker Street, London, around 1882-1884.  I came to settle on this approximate date range primarily from the negative number (120765) on the back, and by comparing it to known Elliott & Fry cartes de visite that were dated with an index number on the reverse.

Unfortunately, we are given no further information about Miss Austin. 


  1. That is quite an enigma. She is quite pensive. I wonder if she was in the Austin of Austin Healey sports cars. I believe Austin the car maker was either knighted or royalty too...

  2. There is something quite calm and yet engaging about Miss Austin's expression. Pensive is a apt description. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was an index to Elliott & Fry negatives somewhere? I'm surprised that more photographer's index books haven't survived, especially for large, well-known studios like E&F. Sure would make identification easier.