Hertfordshire Postcard Artists, Photographers, Publishers, etc.
The Landon Family
of Watford Photographers
The Landon Family
At the time of the 1881 census Jesse Landon was a builder employing 6 men and 2 boys in Aylesbury and had 5 children: Jesse William (b 1873), Percy (b 1875), Harry (b 1876), Ada (b 1878) and Amy (b 1880). By 1891 the family had moved to 2 Percy Villas, Percy Road, Watford, and by 1901 to 134 Queens Road, Watford. Jesse senior died at Watford in Mar 1931 aged 84
Jessie William Landon (1873-1937)
In the 1891 census Jessie W was described as a "Photographic Printer" and Percy as a Musical Student. By 1895 it seems the family had moved to 134 Queens Road, Watford, and Jesse Landon was listed as a photographer from then until 1906. After this it appears that he worked in the family business,
The Landon name is lightly embossed on the picture side
Undivided back - with Christmas Greeting
An early portrait post card (circa 1902?) by Jessie? Landon, St Albans Road, Watford
Percy Landon (1875-1957)
Percy (not located in 1901 census) married Lily Louisa Tonge in the Watford area in 1903, and started a family in Watford in 1904. Kelly's Directory for Hertfordshire (1908) listed him as a photographer at 186 St Albans Road, Watford in 1908 and 1912, presumably continuing the business run by Jesse, The Directory listed him at 125 St Albans Road in 1914 through to 1929, and in 1933 he was succeeded by Alfred Watson Logan, photographer, at the same address. Photographs are known carrying the words:
The "Landon" Studios, St Albans Road, Watford Junction
Proprietor A. Watson Logan
Percy died in the Hemel Hempstead in 1957.
group - mainly women
Percy Landon, The Studio, 186 St Albans Road, Watford
Address also embossed
The picture of this unknown soldier carries the date "July 14th, 1916" and Percy's address is given as 125 St Albans Road Watford.
I would be interested in other First World War photographs by Percy Landon.
Portrait of Invalid Young Lady
by Percy Landon, The Studio, 186 St Albans Road, Watford
Negative No 11886
Young Lady in Confirmation Dress
by Landon, Photographer, Watford
In 1901 Harry (described as a "Photographer & Bricklayer") and Amy (described a "Musical Student") were with their father at 134 Queen's Road, Watford. In 1911 Amy was still living with her father and was now described as a "Photographic Finisher".
|July 2013||Reorganised with new pictures|
|December 2014||1920s group added|
|August 2016||Information about Logan|