Item 2009.005.001 - [Servant with tea service]

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[Servant with tea service]

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  • Graphic material

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2009.005.001

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  • [between 1897-1912] (Creation)
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    Christmas, Lea Latimer

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1 photograph : b&w, on card mount ; 10.5 x 6.4 cm

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(1871-1941)

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Lea Latimer Christmas (1871-1941) was related to the Christmas family of coachbuilders. His grandfather Eleazar Chrismas (1818-1896) married Hannah Smith (born Watford 1821) in 1839 and by 1856 had moved to the High Street, Watford, where he was described as a master coach builder employing 2 men and 2 boys. Lea Latimer Christmas (1871-1941) is listed as a photographer in the 1891 census, and was living with his parents in Bromley. There are no clues as to why he had taken up this profession.

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Item is a photograph adhered to cream-coloured card with gold letterpress. Text at bottom reads "L. L. Christmas/ 104 STOKE NEWINGTON Rd. N/ (OPPOSITE PRINCE GEORGE Rd.)". Photograph is of a maid holding a tray with a teacup and pots of cream and sugar. Studio backdrop with palm fronds. On verso of card, decorative gold stamp with floral motif and the photographer's name and address repeated, with the additional information: "Alexandra Studios" and "NEGATIVES KEPT EXTRA COPIES CAN ALWAYS/ BE HAD BY SENDING NAME."

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Good.

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Digital scan available

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Open

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Date based on studio open dates. See www.photolondon.org.uk

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