Hertfordshire Postcard Artists, Photographers, Publishers, etc.
Photographer of Hemel Hempstead
Julianna Dunn was born in Shaftsbury, Dorset, in 1853, the daughter of John Fowler Dunn (a cabinet maker) and his wife Eliza Ballam, the daughter of Richard Ballam (cordwainer) and his wife Mary. In 1861 the family were living in Poole with Richard and Mary, as her father, John Dunn was in prison. In 1871 she was a servant in the house of William Wyatt Burnand (1831-1909), of New Town Terrace, Longfleet, Poole. William was described as a chemist in 1861, a photographer in 1871, and a photographic artist in 1881, and it seems likely that she started learning about photography while working with him.
In 1881 Julianna was working in Aylesbury as an assistant colourist (photo) for the photographic artists, Samuel Glendening Payne and his wife Maria. By 1886 she had her own photographic business in Hemel Hempstead High Street, but by 1890 she had relocated to 15 Alexandra Road, Hemel Hempstead. It may be a co-incidence, but Atherstane Basebe is recorded as trading as a photographer on Thursdays and Fridays from an address in Alexandra Road in 1890 and perhaps they used the same studio. Whatever happened Julianna continued trading from the address until 1915 or 16, when the business was taken on by Henry Bray. In the 1930s she lived at 20 Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead, dying at West Herts Hospital on 9th October, 1935.
Carte de Visite
|plain back - circa 1900|
plain back - circa 1900
A Cabinet Card Portrait of
Under Bailiff of Hemel Hempstead
Solomon Willis died in 1899
Mrs Willis as a Witch
Same back & background
From a cabinet photograph by J Dunn, Alexandra Road, Hemel Hempstead
image kindly provided by Stephen
|November 2011||Page created|
|March 2014||New cards and biography|
|June 2014||CDV of two ladies|