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  • #61
    Here's the illustration I posted earlier in the thread which I thought might be of Harold Septimus Bellsmith but wasn't certain as it wasn't labelled. Next to it is a photograph I came across recently of a Frederick M Bellsmith from Canadian WW1 archives. I think there's definitely a resemblence, showing the advert illustration is definitely of Harold Bellsmith who worked for Kodak Eastman.

    bellsmiths.jpg

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    • #62
      I still find it interesting that Harold S Bellsmith, brother of Henry, worked as a travelling rep for Eastman and Co and spent a lot of time in late 88/1889 touring the UK giving demonstrations. In some records his name is given as Harold G Bellsmith and also Henry.

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      • #63
        For example in Dec 88

        9 Dec 1888
        Chester Photographic Society H G Bellsmith demonstrating negatives enlargment and stripping for Eastman Co and also demonstrating the newly invented Kodak detective camera.
        Henry, Harolds brother is consistently listed as an accountant, whereas Harold S (G) Bellsmith definitely worked for Kodak Eastman and travelled to the UK frequently as their rep., giving demonstrations.

        Edit; an 1889 Rochester directory says Harold S Bellsmith had removed to London.

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        • #64
          Interesting finds, Debs !
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          • #65
            Photography: The Journal of the Amateur, the Professional, and the Trade (London, England) Thursday, November 15, 1888 carried an interview with H S Bellsmith, described as the representative of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company currently "on a tour of demonstration among the societies of this country." Bellsmith is asked in the interview how long he has been in England and he answers; about 6 weeks.

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            • #66
              Regarding Henry Wentworth Bellsmith and his first wife Susannah splitting up in 1888: Susannah and Henry are listed together with their children Ustace (sic), Evangeline, Frederick and Wentworth in the 1891 Canadian census.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                Interesting finds, Debs !
                Thanks, How. I just think it seems too much to be coincidence that Harold S Bellsmith was definitely in England in late 1888 and 1889 and would have used temporary lodgings as he was busy travelling the different photographic societies all over England and sometimes given the middle initial 'G' instead of 'S'

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                • #68
                  He was a painter, too. There's an 1895 story of his doing the Queen's portrait and having to work 'close to the wrinkles.'

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
                    He was a painter, too. There's an 1895 story of his doing the Queen's portrait and having to work 'close to the wrinkles.'
                    Thanks Robert. I couldn't tell if that was his brother Randolph or not from the article I read.

                    Harold S Bellsmith died in June 1916 in New Jersey leaving a wife [Emilie] and two children.

                    Passenger lists show Bellsmith and his wife Emilie sailing from Liverpool to New York, arriving July 1st 1889

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                    • #70
                      Susanna and Henry Wentworth Bellsmith's son, Eustace John Bellsmith:

                      ej bellsmith.JPG

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                      • #71
                        Henry Cadavere A study of life and work

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                        • #72
                          How did Terry Thomas get into this?

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
                            How did Terry Thomas get into this?
                            Bellsmith - Ding Dong?

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Debra Arif View Post
                              Here's the illustration I posted earlier in the thread which I thought might be of Harold Septimus Bellsmith but wasn't certain as it wasn't labelled. Next to it is a photograph I came across recently of a Frederick M Bellsmith from Canadian WW1 archives. I think there's definitely a resemblence, showing the advert illustration is definitely of Harold Bellsmith who worked for Kodak Eastman.

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                              Hi Debs,

                              Here are two links to pictures of Frederick Marlett Bellsmith (b.1846), the older brother of Henry W. Bellsmith (b.1849).

                              http://www.mayberryfineart.com/artis...ett_bell-smith

                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freder...Bell-Smith.jpg

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                              • #75
                                https://cabinetcardgallery.wordpress...old-bellsmith/

                                Wondering if this is the same Harold S Bellsmith in Denver from 1890-1898 listed as a photographer. Must be, no?

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