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Mr and Mrs Edward Leigh – Ambrotypes

Here are two framed half plate ambrotypes to add to the collection. Purchased off Feepay for a little more than usual.

Mr and Mrs Edward Leigh

Both are dated 20th September 1860 on the reverse.

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Mrs Leigh’s studio label reads L.R.Conconi’s Photographic Studio No.1 Fort Hill, Margate

The only reference I can find is to a Miss L Conconi as a photographer at that time but not to where she was based. It’s not a common name.

There’s also a Louis Conconi of Margate that was a watchmaker

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5 Comments

  1. Anne Williscroft
    Posted March 9, 2018 at 3:44 PM | #

    From the newspaper archives the shop at 1 Fort Hill was owned by Henry Thomas Goodman in the mid 1860’s. Louisa Rosetta Conconi had married Henry Thomas Goodman at the end of 1860 in Southwark London. In 1871 they are living at 1 Fort Row and Henry is the photographer. Henry died in 1879, the address is given as 6 Fort Row.Hope this helps.

  2. Anne Williscroft
    Posted March 9, 2018 at 4:01 PM | #

    Further to this Louisa Rosetti Goodman died in 1882

  3. Posted March 9, 2018 at 4:01 PM | #

    Anne you are a star, thank you. How do you find this stuff out??

  4. Anne Williscroft
    Posted March 10, 2018 at 6:01 PM | #

    I look at the British Newspaper archive site and found Mr Goodman at the shop and then I looked on Ancestry for information about him and found he had married Louisa. I have spent a lot of time on family trees and enjoy researching to find out bits of information.Keep buying the glass plates !!

  5. Posted March 21, 2018 at 2:03 PM | #

    Thanks Anne. Appreciated.

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