Shoes Downstairs, Photos Up
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Joseph Pettigrew's shoe and leather shop, Portsmouth, NH / Strawbery Banke Museum archiveStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #107

Lafayette Newell’s amazing Victorian photographs were developed here at the corner of Congress and High Street (now demolished.) The second floor office was above Joseph Pettigrew’s leather shop. The large east window and skylight helped illuminate the studio and the platform projecting from the front was probably to print the photos in sunlight. 

 

 

HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Shoestore and photos studio in Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Museum archive

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

SEE ALSO
Newell Brothers
The Day History Died

BONUS PHOTO CLOSE-UPs

Photo showing drying platform for photo studio / Strawbery Banke Archive

Close-up of posters and bystander / Strawbery Banke Archive

Three bystanders and a dog / Strawbery Banke Archive