Historic Photograph Collections
Bird/Bishop/Tingle carte de visite albums
Collection number: PH203_007
Extent: 1 linear ft. (1 container holding 3 albums and box of prints)
The collection consists of three photograph albums with 82 images, primarily cartes de visite dating from the 1880s. The collection provides excellent exemplars of the carte de visite format and of portraiture styles for men, women and children from 1859-1900. It is noted for several portraits of author and traveler Isabella Bird (1831-1904).
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Bird/Bishop/Tingle photographs, PH203_007_[vol_item number], Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299.
Image shown: The image shown is a carte de visite portrait of Isabella Bird Bishop (1831-1904), dated June 1877. Photographer is unknown. Bird/Bishop/Tingle photographs, PH203_007_3_23, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299.
Scope & content
The collection consists of three photograph albums containing 82 images, primarily cartes de visite. The images have been removed from the albums to make inscriptions and photographer's imprints accessible, but retain the original order. Several of the images are duplicates. Provenance is undocumented; attribution is assigned based on the identity of the people pictured.
The collection provides excellent exemplars of the carte de visite format and of portraiture styles for men, women and children from 1859-1900, primarily dating from the 1880s. It is noted for several portraits of author and traveler Isabella Bird.
Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was the daughter of a clergyman, Edward Bird, whose outspoken views against Sunday labor forced him out of several positions. Isabella was a noted traveler and writer, visiting the United States, Australia, Hawaii, the Far East, India, Turkey, Persia, Kurdistan, Tibet and Morocco. She was a noted chronicler of her travels; A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879) was among her best known works. In 1881 she married Dr. John Bishop (1843-1886), an Edinburgh physician and student of Lister, the pioneer of antiseptic surgery. In 1892, she became the first woman elected to Fellowship in the Royal Geographical Society.
The Tingle and Bishop families lived in Sheffield. John Bishop (1793-1859) and his wife, Elizabeth Ford Bishop were grocers and tea dealers and had three children: John F. Bishop (1841-1886), Joseph Thomas Ford Bishop (1843-1925) and Mary Elizabeth Bishop (1843-1891). J.T.F. Ford became an industrial chemist and secretary of the Manchester Chemical Club. He married Margaret Ramsay (1841-1873) and had three children: John Ramsay Bishop (1870-1913), a physician; Wilfred Ramsay Bishop ((1871-1951), a tea planter and salesman for a London publisher; and Maggie Ramsay Bishop (1873-1949). Mary Elizabeth Bishop married Alfred Tingle (b. 1832), also a grocer and miller. In the 1871 census, Alfred Tingle headed a household that included his son, John Bishop Tingle, and a "visiting widow," Elizabeth Bishop.
Identified persons: J. Ramsey Bishop, Alfred Tingle (b. ~1832), Mary Stewart, Miss Stanton, Annette Sharpe, Helen S., Esther Hardesty (Sheffield schoolmistress), Isabella Bird Bishop, J.H. Rapen, John Ramsay Bishop, Lilian E. Tingle, Lily M. DeGraff, Maggie R. Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop, M.R. Scarborough, Brinley Richards (1871-1885, Welsh composer), Hugh Fallson, Sidney Stanton Eaton, Alexandra, John Bishop Tingle, Mary E. Tingle, Isabella L. Bishop, Harriet Fordyce Callander of Craigforth, William Menzies HEJCBJ, George Illsley, Bessie Dewey.
Represented photographers: Mr. & Mrs. T.R. Hicks of Sheffield; Julius Goebel of Bad Ems; Harriet Brookes of Manchester; J. Moffat of Edinburgh; Ludvig Grundtvig of Copenhagen; James Ewing of Aberdeen; Collegde of Innerleithen; W.B. Anderson of Aberdeen; P. Sunderland of Sheffield; Elliot & Fry of London; C. Hoolo of Sheffield; E.J. Clifton of Sheffield; F. Barber of Sheffield; J. Crosby of Masbro' Rotherham; C. Patterson of Edinburgh; Ross & Pringle of Edinburgh; Tulley of Sheffield; J.J. & S. Johnson of Sheffield; G. & J. Hall of Wakefield; F. Charnaux of Geneva; E. Clarke of Sheffield; Clarkington of Regent Street; George Wallace of Whitby; John Moffat of Edinburgh; P. Devine of Edinburgh; George Emberson Jr. of Longon; G.T.Y. Dickinson of Sheffield; Curtiss of Kansas City, MO; M. Guttenberg of Manchest; Croal of Edinburgh; John Burton & Sons of Leicester; Graham's of Leamington Spa; J. Adamson & Son of Rothesay, NS.
Publication rights: Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish images must be submitted to the Photographs Curator of Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Access restrictions: None.
Processed by: Normandy S. Helmer
Date Completed: October 2006