Object Detail

Object Name
Glass plate negative of the outside of Stanley Mead's shop, a hair dresser, perfumer and umbrella maker. The business also lets organs on special occasions like weddings etc.

The image depicts the shop front with advertising signs. In front of the shops is a portable organ with four people by it posing for the camera.

A George Bushell Collection (Part of negative set number 302 in George Bushell's notebook]

George Bushell came to Henley in 1919 and took over the task of taking photographs of Henley and its surroundings from two predecessors, called Marsh and Marshall. Bushell died in the 1960s but his business was carried on by his son and grandson. It is his grandson, also called George Bushell, who has donated this important collection of photographs and glass plate negatives to the Museum. This unique collection provides a fascinating view of the changing face of Henley and the Thames over the last century.
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Associated Period
20th century