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George Bromhead Victorian Photographer

George Bromhead Victorian Photographer

Bristolians who did not own a camera went instead to a photographic studio to have family portraits taken. In the 1880s they might have went to George Fredrick Bromhead's studio at 1, Regent Street, Clifton, where they would be posed in front of a tasteful fern and a nicely draped curtain, and physically clamped into position for several minutes.

On one occasion, Fred Bromhead, as he was always known, clamped a Gloucestershire farmer in position, went upstairs and forgot all about him. When he released his client, the man remarked that he would never have had his picture taken if he had known how painful it would be.

Fred Bromhead was a self-taught photographer who soon embarked on a new branch of the art: commercial photography. On his specially adapted tricycle, with a platform on the back to carry his 10 inch by 12 inch plate camera and tripod, he would pedal around Bristol and even further afield, taking pictures of construction work. He did a set of the Royal Edward Dock while it was being built, and took early photos of the Bristol Aeroplane Works at Filton.

He also took a great many shots of sporting groups, the earliest being a picture of the Flax Bourton Cricket XI in 1884, the date the business started. Much later in life, he reluctantly bought a horseless carriage, but persisted in riding his tricycle right up to his death in 1931.

His son Jack was literally born in the darkroom above the studios, and started off a career’in insurance, until his absent-minded father realised he had left school, and told him to hand in his notice, and join the family firm. They moved to Merchants Road, Clifton, in 1905, where the business remained until 1940, when it was bombed, destroying a priceless collection of photos of West Country life. The worst irony of all was that the following morning, Jack Bromhead was due to take pictures of the bombed bank building next door. He had to borrow a camera to take the shot.

The firm then moved to its present premises at 157, Whiteladies Road; it had been a small hotel, then a night club for officers, complete with a ballroom, which became the studio. Jack’s son Christopher is now the owner and the firm still does studio portraits, but without the clamps.

The photograph of Fred Bromhead was one he tracked down in Australia, and owned by a cousin. German bombs had even destroyed the portrait of the founder.

03h Getting Ready - Michael & Audry (E)

03h Getting Ready - Michael & Audry (E)

Audry showing me (Michael) how to drape garland properly. (While the newlpost isn't original -- the house was slightly remodled about 1905, the light fixture appears to be original.)

On October 5, 1995, Greg and I realized our dream of owning a Victorian. When we bought the house at 1915 S. Oxford Avenue in Los Angeles' Historic West Adams District, the house was nearly ready to fall down.

Over a five-year period we put o a new roof, reinforced the foundation, rewired the entire house, upgraded the plumbing, stripped paint from the wood, stripped wallpaper, replastered many of the walls, and refinished the Oak hardwood floors.

By 2000 we were ready to show off the public areas of the house, and we did it in grand style.. The neighborhood of West Adams Heights (Sugar Hill) was invited to be the host neighborhood for the 2000 West Adams Heritage Association's annual holiday tour.

The tour was one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives, and the most exausting. To get the house ready we decked it out with velvet curtains (made by me), finished up the master bedroom (plastered and painted), and completed the library (stripped the wood and restained). We trimmed the house with fresh garland, cinimon, and pine cones. Having grown up in a tract house, this was certainly a new tradition for us.

Greg hung the last picture and raced upstairs to dress, just as the first tour group arrived..

We sold the grand dam after seven years of restoration. We were tired, and we wanted our lives back. Years of coming home to paint and patch day after day had taken its toll.

We'll always miss this house. It was a great experience. But next time we buy an historic house, we'll do it when we have enough cash in the bank to restore it properly, before we move in!

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