IOW Photographers - Good


Photographer Frank Mason Good
Active Period c1860 - 1880
Lifespan Born:  Died: 
Studio Addresses  
Trade History None found to date
Evidence Found
1870 - estimated date of photo - see below
Examples of
Trade Cards,
Adverts, etc
FMGood.jpg (30628 bytes)
Photo of Sandown Bay thought to be work of Frank Mason Good c1865-75


Family History  
Further Notes Frank Mason Good (active 1860s-1880s) joined the Photographic Society of London in 1864 and served as a judge of its annual exhibition in 1880. One of the few documents relating to Good from the intervening years is a letter extolling the wet collodion process for "such subjects as wall sculptures which are only lighted for a very short time, and where detail in the deepest shadows and figures [is] required" (The Photographic Journal, 15 February 1873: 196).

Good lived at Hartley Wintney, Winchfield, Hampshire, and photographed the landscape of the nearby Isle of Wight, a popular resort often photographed during the period. J. R. Ware's 'The Isle of Wight' (London, 1869) is illustrated with tipped-in photographs by Good and Russell Sedgefield.

My thanks to Anthony Greenman (Ryde, IOW) for supplying the above photo and notes.


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