~ A. F. COLBORNE ~
ARTHUR FRANCIS COLBORNE, COLBORNE
1889 - 1891 - 18 CASTLE STREET, CANTERBURY
1901 - 1903 - 58 ST. GEORGE'S STREET, CANTERBURY
A Cabinet Card c. 1880-90's
A Cabinet Card from my collection c. 1880-90's
A Carte de Visite c. 1880-90's
A Carte de Visite c. 1880-90's
These three photographs of the ladies are some of the unnamed photographs from May & Amelia Inge's album supplied by a descendant. Some of the photographs may date back to the 1860s. May Inge was a grocer in Canterbury and a Bible thumping Methodist lay preacher. Amelia was John Hobday's daughter. John Hobday was a businessman of many trades. In 1882 an advert described him as a "Cabinet Maker, Upholster, Auctioneer, Appraiser, House Agent, House Decorator, Undertaker, &c., 60 & 61 Palace Street, Canterbury. Contractor for Removal of Furniture in Pantechnicon Vans, by Road or Rail."
A. F. Colborner, Castle Street, Canterbury - These two photographs are courtesy of a frequent visitor to the site
This Cabinet Card has a blank back, and no address to distinguish whether it was taken at Castle Street or St. George's Street
The Cabinet Card above has a blank pink back, from the early 1900's
A detail of the cabinet card above - I wonder if it's a love note!
An unnamed photograph from May & Amelia Inge's album supplied by a descendant. Some of the photographs may date back to the 1860s. May Inge was a grocer in Canterbury and a Bible thumping Methodist lay preacher. Amelia was John Hobday's daughter. John Hobday was a businessman of many trades. In 1882 an advert described him as a "Cabinet Maker, Upholster, Auctioneer, Appraiser, House Agent, House Decorator, Undertaker, &c., 60 & 61 Palace Street, Canterbury. Contractor for Removal of Furniture in Pantechnicon Vans, by Road or Rail."
Arthur Francis Colborne was born in the Fall of 1867, in Canterbury, Kent
Living in Burgate street with his family in the 70's
1881 the family is in Walton on Thames, Surrey at 7 Broughton Villa, Arthur Colborne (his father) is noted as Jeweller
In the 1890's Arthur Francis is at home with his parents Arthur and Ellen Colborne at 53 St. George's Street. His father is a jeweller and dealer in works of art, Arthur Francis is working as a photographer. They are living beside Edwin and Kelsham Fullagar - toy dealer and tobacconist, Edwin will also become a photographer, taking over another photographers shop. Arthur Francis Colborne's shop at this time is at 18 Castle street
Arthur Francis Colborne married Agnes Bull of Somerset in 1892 in Bath, Somerset
WTHBH - April 15, 1899 - An interesting photographic album has been published by Mr. Colborne, photographic artist, St. George's Street, consisting of thrity-one cabinet portraits of the Deans of Canterbury from the Reformation, from the unique collection of valuable oil paintings at the Deanery. The portraits date from 1541 to the present day, and the collection therefore includes those of Dean Wooton and Farrar. The edition is strictly limited to 50 copies, the price of the album being one guinea. Among the subscribers are the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Dean of Canterbury, Mr. Henniker Heaton, M. P., the Mayor of Canterbury, Lord Bagot, Lord Algernon Percy and Sir Alfred Lyall.
In the 1900's he is living at 58 St. George's Street, with his wife Agnes. He is working as a photographer & shopkeeper
*Possibly a write-up by him in "The Process Engraver's Monthly" 1901 - By AF Colborne - Varnishing Made Easy. A Page for the Beginner. (Illustrated)
*Possibly a write-up by him in "The Photogram" 1898. ....And the Stereoscope, by A. F. Colborne
MR. A. F. COLBORNE (Canterbury), Passed from Orthodoxy through Secularism into Agnosticism. Attracted by the literature of Spiritualism, he investigated, and had many striking evidences of spirit-return, through table-tiltings, rappings, and entrancements. He had dreams, clairvoyance, psychometry, and automatic writings of much value and beauty. The spiritual philosophy regarding man, his nature, possibilities, and destiny, has for him the greatest value. T.W., May 22 *Photograph of him
In a book 1939 "Writing Well" is one of his pictures "The house of Agnes", by A.F. Colborne
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