Alfred WRIGHT, Photographer

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David Wright
Last seen: 39 weeks 20 hours ago
Joined: Wednesday, 5-04-2017

Has anyone any information of the work of my Great Grandfather, Alfred WRIGHT, who was a photographer in Shrewsbury between 1879 and 1913?  Born in Liverpool in 1843, he moved to Shrewsbury in late 1878 or early 1879 and was initially Manager for A & G Taylor, Photographer and Art Dealer, of 48 High Street.  He eventually worked on his own account, still at 48 High Street.  He moved to 28 Princess Street around 1892 and then to 26 Bridge Street a few years later where he continued in business until his death in 1913.  I believe that his widow, Alice Amelia, continued to run the business for a few years after his death.  I think that he had a contract for photographing recruits, promotees and so on at Copthorne Barracks.  Other than that I know nothing of his work and would be interested to find if any of his work survives.

Sandra Warren
Last seen: 48 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: Saturday, 17-02-2018

Hello David,

I have a copy of a photo that was taken by Alfred WRIGHT. This ladies family live in Cheshire so I am not sure if Alfred WRIGHT travelled around taking photos. I had the photo dated and they said 1930's but that does not seem to fit, if Alfred died in 1913.

I can take a photo of the photo and email it to you if you would like that.

my email address is:

I live in Melbourne, Australia 



Stella Hemmings
Last seen: 42 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: Saturday, 31-03-2018

Hello David,

I found your post when I Googled Alfred Wright Photographer. I recently bought some photographs at a local auction, a number of which were by the Alfred Wright studio in Shrewsbury. I am intrigued though as some of the photos are of Laurence Wright, wife Agnes and daughter Gladys. Made me wonder if these were photos of his family members? And therefore your family? Does there also happen to be a connection with the name of Frost?

I bought the Lot because I am a photographer who collects Victorian photographs (and also use the wetplate collodion photographic method used by the Victorians), but there are additional photographs too that might be of importance to somebody. Happy to share my findings if they are of interest.