Administration

Administration

147 Strand, London, 1907

147 Strand, London, 1907
© English Heritage: BL16381A

Bedford Lemere & Co. ran their business from a terraced house at 147 Strand, London. The address was close to the offices of many practising architects in the Adelphi and other streets off the Strand. It was here that the photographs were processed and printed and the negatives stored. The presence of a large roof-top window suggests that the attic may have been used as a portrait studio.

Thousands of photographs were collated and presented in albums that could be viewed at the premises between nine in the morning and seven at night. By 1900 Bedford Lemere & Co. had taken more than 50,000 photographs. English Heritage has 15 of the firm's daybooks that provide essential information about Bedford Lemere & Co.'s negatives and prints, in many instances the subject, client, date and photographer are recorded.


 
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