IOW Photographers - Morris


Photographer Henry Morris
Active Period c1891
Lifespan Born:  c1871  Ryde, IOW Died: 
Studio Addresses Well Street, Ryde
Trade History 1891 Census
Henry Morris, photographer, Well Street, Ryde
Evidence Found
None found to date
Examples of
Trade Cards,
Adverts, etc
None found to date
Family History Henry Morris was born c1871 in Ryde, the son of a coal merchant George Morris and his wife Ellen, both of whom were also from Ryde. At the time of the 1881 census the family was living at West View, West Street, Ryde, where 9 year old Henry was the second youngest of seven children.

By the time of the 1891 census the family had moved to Well Street, Ryde, and Henry's occupation was stated to be that of an employed photographer. The fact that no evidence of his photographic career has been found to date in trade directories, etc, suggests that Henry probably worked for one of the several established studios in the area. In any event, his photographic career may have been short-lived, as the 1901 census records a Henry Morris of right age and birthplace working in Ryde as a shoe maker.

Further Notes It is possible that Henry's photographic activities inspired the photographer Charles Linden to take up the career as they were close neighbours in 1891.


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