Hertfordshire Postcard Artists, Photographers, Publishers, etc.

The  Landon Family

of Watford Photographers

(1875-1957)

 

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,

Cassiobury Park, oil painting by Jesse Landon, Watford (Watford Museum)   Fallen Tree, photograph by Jesse Landon, Watford, 1894
Cassiobury Park, 1895 by Jesse Landon   Fallen Tree, 1894 by Jessie Landon
 

Percy Landon - St Albans Road - Watford - Embossed

The Landon name is lightly embossed on the picture side

 

Earl post card undivided back with christmas greeting

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.

Watford area fooftball team, by Percy Landon
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Can you identify the cup, the team or any of the players?

Photograph by Percy Landon, 186 St Albans Road, Watford

Circa 1910?

 

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  1910's 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.


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Can you identify the team or any of the players?

Photograph by Percy Landon, 125 St Albans Road, Watford

Circa 1920?

 
Group Picture, Circa 1920, by Percy Landon, St Albans Rd, Watford.  

Unknown Group

by Percy Landon, 125 St Albans Road, Watford.

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Portrait of Invalid Young Lady

by Percy Landon, The Studio, 186 St Albans Road, Watford

Negative No 11886

Possibly 1920s

 

Young Lady in Confirmation Dress

by Landon, Photographer, Watford

(embossed address)

  Young Lady in Confirmation Dress, by Landon, Watford

Harry & Amy Landon

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