Beattie, John, (1820 - 1883), photographer

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Beattie, John, (1820 - 1883), photographer

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1820 - 1883


Born in Scotland, John Beattie was a travelling photographer and lecturer in phrenology and electricity who settled in Bristol in the 1850s. Throughout the 1860s until 1868 he ran a photographic business with Cyrus Voss Bark (d.1913). In the 1861 census he was recorded as an "artistic photographer" working at 25 The Triangle, Bristol. John Beattie paid a license to the Clifton Suspension Bridge Company to sell photographs and stationary from a wooden souvenirs kiosk located by the Clifton tower on the bridge from 1866 to 1875.


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Bark, Cyrus Voss, (d.1913), photographer (d. 1913)

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Bark, Cyrus Voss, (d.1913), photographer

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Beattie, John, (1820 - 1883), photographer

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c. 1860 - 1868

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Beattie and Bark ran a photographic business in the 1860s until 1868.

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