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Photographed by Mrs E. Higgins of Stamford in Lincolnshire.

Born in Stamford in 1828, Elizabeth Higgins appears on the 1861 census living at Maiden Lane in Stamford. She gave 'Photographic Artist' as her profession. She shared her house with Henry A. Higgins, a chemist's assistant described as a 'lodger.' Ten years later, he's clearly recorded as her husband, so perhaps the enumerator made a mistake in 1861. By 1871 Henry was a 'retired druggist' and Elizabeth was an 'artist.' Living with them was a niece, Ann B. Hopgood, also an artist, and two servants. By 1881 Elizabeth was again shown as a 'photographer,' assisted in her business by two nieces, Annie B. Hopgood and Mary Hopgood. Ten years later Elizabeth was living at 19 St Georges Square, Stamford, now 'living on her own means.' Her two nieces were still with her, both described as a photographers; Annie was an employer, Mary an employee, presumably carrying on their aunt's business. Elizabeth died in Stamford in 1899, aged 70.


 

Code: 125963
 
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