Fotografía antigua Albúminas Eaton Hall , Chester Eccleston Ferry. Vintage albumen Photo Eaton Hall , Chester Eccleston Ferry. Photographer Alfred Pettitt

Las fotos, albúminas que se recogen en este post corresponden a monumentos del Condado de Chester en el Reino Unido.
Se da la circunstancia que las fotos se hicieron al poco tiempo de una modificación importante de Eaton Hall y poco después de su construcción en el caso de Chester Eccleston Ferry

Eaton Hall From Terrace.Albumen photo Alfred Pettitt

La edificación que vemos en esta foto, que se puede fechar hacia 1885-90 corresponde, creo a la modificación de 1870 de la cual hoy día queda solo una parte
The first substantial house was built in the 17th century. In the early 19th century it was replaced by a much larger house designed by William Porden. This in turn was replaced by an even larger house, with outbuildings and a chapel, designed by Alfred Waterhouse. Building started in 1870, and took 12 years to complete

Eaton Hall 

 Chester Eccleston Ferry Albumen photo Alfred Pettitt

Chester Eccleston Ferry. Wikipedia

Eccleston Ferry House is a farmhouse to the southeast of the village of Eccleston, Cheshire, England. It is situated on the east bank of the River Dee near the site of an ancient ferry crossing of the river

The house was built in 1887 for Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster and designed by the Chester architect John Douglas.

John Douglas Wikipedia

John Douglas (11 April 1830 – 23 May 1911) was an English architect who designed about 500 buildings in Cheshire, North Wales, and northwest England, in particular in the estate of Eaton Hall.


Eaton Hall is the country house of the Duke of Westminster. It is set within a large estate 1 mile (2 km) south of the village of Eccleston, in Cheshire, England . The house is surrounded by formal gardens, parkland, farmland and woodland. The estate covers an area of about 10,872 acres (4,400 ha).
Eaton Estate

Alfred Pettitt Photographer

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ALFRED PETTITT'S FINE ART GALLERY OF THE LAKE DISTRICT, And the Derwentwater Portrait & Landscape Photographic Establishment, ST. JOHN STREET (90 yards from the Royal Oak Hotel, on the Ambleside Road), KESWICK. OPEN FROM 8-0 A.M. TO 10-0 P.M., FREE. (Established 1854.)
THE PAINTINGS (in Oil and Water Colors) Exhibited for Sale, represent the Mountains, Lakes, and Passes of the English lake District; by ALFRED PETTITT, KESWICK.
PHOTOGRAPHS. Mr. PETTITT'S series (4) of the English Lake District are the Largest and most complete published, and include Views of and from the summit of Scawfell Pike, Great Gable, Helvellyn, Striding Edge, Red Tarn, Pillar Rock, Wastwater, &c.
CATALOGUES on application to Mr. PETTITT, or at the Hotels and Stationers of the District. Payne Jenning's Photographs and Books also on Sale

  • Alfred Pettitt mantuvo correspondencia profesional con uno de los pioneros de la fotografía como es Henry Talbot ( Met Museum William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) and the Invention of Photography)

La correspondencia de William Henry Fox Talbot en la British Library , menciona a Pettit como:
  • PETTITT Alfred - Alfred Pettitt (1821-1880), Lake District photographer & painter

[1909] 08 Mar 1860   [ TRANSCRIPTION ]
PETTITT Alfred to TALBOT William Henry Fox

Doc. No.: 8049 Collection: British Library, London - Fox Talbot Collection

Collection: British Library, London - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: Acc 21479

In reply to your favor of the 23rd Ult. I should be much pleased if we could make satisfactory arrangements for my Coming to your neighbourhood this Summer to take Negatives. it is a long distance to come which would require my absence from home a considerable time if the quantity of subjects you name was got well. now I would propose as the likely expence £1 each for every successfull negative, paying my own expences – or 15/- ea & my expences paid. I have at present never taken negatives for Sale – except about 4 taken for gentlemen in this neighbourhood but I have had offers from a London House of 3 guineas each for at least 50 of the negatives I have by me – but I considered they were more valuable to myself for printing from. If I was allowed to get a duplicate negative for myself of any of the subject you required it would make a great difference in the price. You did not say but I suppose you to require the negatives for yourself. if you merely wish me to take the negatives for myself – & you would take a certain quantity of positives from each – I should require to be informed how many each you would be likely to require, should you want any more of my views the price will be 4/- per dozen. for single unmounted prints. I shall be glad if you will give me your further Idea of the scenes in your locality, at Your early convenience & am

.......Abraham is perhaps the name most famously associated with Victorian Lake District Photography. Several generations of the Abraham family were photographers with George Perry Ashley Abraham the first to enter the industry. Born in 1844, he established a studio business based on the corner of Lake Road, Keswick, after an apprenticeship with Alfred Pettitt.

  •  Otro dato de un foto estereoscopica

Alfred Pettitt, Keswick. Produced by Marion, Paris

  • Expuso en las

Exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society 1870-1915

de los años 1874-78-79

Fotos suyas están en el museo de Harvard

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Joseph Baird collection of 19th-century architectural photographs, circa 1870-1920

E85.G7.28 Album leaf with 4 photographs:

[Wooden house with the motto`Providence is mine inheritance,' after a painting or drawing] 15 x 10

Alfred Pettitt. Neg. no. 26.

Eaton Hall, from Terrace 10 x 15

Alfred Pettitt. Neg. no. 52.

Eaton Hall 8 x 13.5

Facade of Eaton Hall and pond.

"Sure of"-- inscription.

Eaton Hall, Library, looking East 16.5 x 21.5

Alfred Pettitt en Getty Edu

Album of Views of the English Lakes. The "Camera" Series. -
Walmsley Brothers, photographer [British, active 1890s]
J. Sawyers, photographer [British, active 1870s]
Herbert Bell, photographer [British, active 1870s - 1880s]
Davis, photographer [British]
Baldry, photographer [British, active 1870s]
Alfred Pettitt, photographer [British, died 1880, active Grasmere, England 1860s - 1880]
H. Mayson, photographer [British, active 1870s] -

Amateur World Tour Album, taken with a Kodak Bulls-Eye camera, plus purchased travel photographs by various photographers