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J. J. Atkinson

The Photographic firm of J. Atkinson was established in c1845 by John Atkinson Senior and located at 37 Manchester Street, Liverpool.

During the 1850s, John Atkinson or also referred to as J. J. Atkinson was a heavy importer of American made products and ephemera in what the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography describes as an "American Photographic Store" in Liverpool. He imported the Scovill camera line where he was the sole English agent. He was one of the first to offer American made Union cases, he was a distributor for Dr. John Towler's book the Silver sunbeam, and also a distributor for the Photographic Times periodical. Atkinson also imported products from France including the Jarmin-Darlot lenses.

In 1857 J.J. Atkinson advertised the manufacture of "Atkinsons Portable Camera", one of the earliest makers to use the tail board construction.


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