IOW Photographers - Hallier


Photographer Harry Hallier
Active Period c1919-24
Lifespan Born:  1853  Winterbourne, Glocs Died:  1929  West Worthing, Sussex
Studio Addresses 83 High Street, Newport
Associates Frank Parkes Hallier (son)
Trade History 1921-22 Kelly's Directory of IOW (page 729)
Harry Hallier, photographer, 83 High Street, Newport

1924-25 Kelly's Directory of IOW (page 485)
Harry Hallier, photographer, 83 High Street, Newport

Evidence Found
1920 - estimated date of photo - see below
Examples of
Trade Cards,
Adverts, etc

Example of a Hallier post card photo from c19020.

Clip of back of above photo showing Hallier's simple stamped logo

My thanks to Ann Barrett for the above photo.

The above photo was taken at the Nodehill Congregational Lecture Hall & Sunday School, Newport, and any further information would be welcome.

Family History Harry Hallier was born in 1853 at Winterbourne, Glocs, the son of a coachman Thomas Hallier and his wife Charlotte. At the time of the 1861 census, 7 year old Harry was living with his parents and two younger sisters at 8 Berkeley Place, Clifton, Bristol.

By the time of the 1871 census, the family had moved to 15 Carter's Building in Clifton, and by now 17 year old Harry was working as a photographer.

In 1878, Harry married a Sarah Parkes at Walsall, Staffs, in the area where Sarah was born. A son, Frank Parkes, was born to the couple in 1880, and at the time of the 1881 census the family was living at 242 Stafford Street, Walsall, with Harry occupied as a photographic artist.

By the time of the 1891 census, the family had moved to London and was living at 41 High Street, Sydenham, with 37 year old Harry still occupied as a photographer.

The family was still living at 41 High Street, Sydenham at the time of the 1901 census, and Harry was occupied as a photographer (employer) working at home. The census also records Harry's 21 year old son, Frank, as a photographer working at home in the business.

At some point, son Frank Hallier took over the photographic business in Sydenham, and around 1919 Harrier Hallier moved to the IOW and set up a studio at 83 High Street, Newport. Harry Hallier left the Island around 1924 and eventually retired to Worthing in Sussex.

At the time of his death in 1929, Harry Hallier was living at 35 Reigate Road, West Worthing. Probate records show that his estate was valued at over 8269, indicative of a successful photographic career. His estate was inherited by his son, Frank Hallier (described in the records as a 'gentleman') as his wife, Sarah, had pre-deceased him by a matter of only few weeks.

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