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Walter Baker Photographer

gingerninja

knowlegable brummie
I am researching Walter Baker photographer, I have a picture of MY GT GT Grandmother, I don't know the year it was taken but on the it is ' Walter Baker' 159 Moseley Road, can find him in 1891 in Gladstone Road. In 1901 the Holland family occupied 159 Moseley Road, the youngest daughter was a photographic assistanct.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

gingerninja
 

brummie nick

master brummie
That link doesn't seem to work, hope this does.

dmund S. BAKER Art Studios, 82 Bristol St., Birmingham
E.S. BAKER & Son, 154 Bristol St., Birmingham, from about 1896-9
Egeston BAKER, Northlight Studios, 220 Deritend Bridge, Birmingham
L & W E BAKER 220 Deritend Birmingham
Thomas Baker 283, Sherlock Street, Birmingham.
W. BAKER, Highgate Studios 110 Moseley Road
renumbered (c.1894) to 213 Moseley Road, Birmingham - 1880-90s
BAKER and HUDSON, 118 (moved 1896-9 to 243-4) Gooch St
62 Bordesley,
 

gingerninja

knowlegable brummie
Thanks, brilliant her address before she died was Ashley Street, which I put in Google maps and is only a few street away.

Again thanks
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
The issue is slightly complicated by the fact that Moseley Road changed its numbering system sometime between 1892 and 1895 from consecutive, to odd numbers one side, even the other. Before that Kellys shows that the W Baker at 110 moseley road was a William Baker, who is a photographer from before at least 1883. There was also a William Charles Baker, photographer, who overlapped, working at Hingeston St, so it seems a photographic family. Walter Baker is listed as living at 89 moseley road in 1892 and 159 Moseley Road in 1895-7 (the same building, but renumbered. william’s number changes to 213 moseley road), but no business is listed as being at the premises. In 1899 Walter Baker is listed as photographer at 213 and 159 moseley road. So it looks like Walter took over (his fathers?) business. Before , possibly he was working form william and doing a bit on the side for himself under his own name. In 1900 –1905 he is only at 159 moseley road. In 1908-1956 it is Baker Louisa & Walter,220 High street, Deritend, but firm has gone by 1962
mike
 

gingerninja

knowlegable brummie
Thankyou once again, its narrowed it down to when the photo was taken, we get a better idea of how old she was.

Gingerninja
 
K

keith7065

Guest
Hi ginger,

I also have a picture of my Grandmother taken by Walter Baker, 159 Mosely Road. She is wearing a wedding ring so must be after 1899, and fits in with the last email message and still looks very young.

Regards

I am researching Walter Baker photographer, I have a picture of MY GT GT Grandmother, I don't know the year it was taken but on the it is ' Walter Baker' 159 Moseley Road, can find him in 1891 in Gladstone Road. In 1901 the Holland family occupied 159 Moseley Road, the youngest daughter was a photographic assistanct.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

gingerninja
 

sez

master brummie
Is this the same walter baker who worked at 220 Deritend? I have photos with L&WE Baker names printed on.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
They worked at the same time, and the Deritend one specifically listed himself as Walter Egerton, and so i would think it unlikely that they were the same, though very possibly related
 

riverite

New Member
I have a lot of photos from Walter Baker and wondered if there is any website or archive where I could find out the names of people attributed to various numbers on the back of the photos?

Thanks. I feel they are the Critchley family
 

happycamper

New Member
I have a lot of photos from Walter Baker and wondered if there is any website or archive where I could find out the names of people attributed to various numbers on the back of the photos?

Thanks. I feel they are the Critchley family
Ditto Riverite,
I was wondering the same. If there are any records archived somewhere that could provide names for these old photos. We don't recognise anyone but it is either of Harold Wainmans ancestors / family or his wife Ada's family. (don't have a surname for her.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Doesn't answer your question but Harold Waiman married Ada Perry in 1969 - is this likely to be the one?
 

toolate4regrets

knowlegable brummie
Ditto Riverite,
I was wondering the same. If there are any records archived somewhere that could provide names for these old photos. We don't recognise anyone but it is either of Harold Wainmans ancestors / family or his wife Ada's family. (don't have a surname for her.

The numbers on the backs of all carte de visite refer to the reference given to them by the individual photographer ...once the photographer closes down those records are all lost... i have not come across any Birmingham photographer whose records like that are still available unfortunately.
 
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