From Victorian Couples To Mining Disasters : The Work Of Warner Gothard
This rather splendid Cabinet Card was produced at the studio of Warner Gothard in Northgate, Dewsbury. Based in nearby Barnsley, Gothard built up a substantial photographic business in Yorkshire and the reverse of the card indicates that he had produced photographs for the Royal family. By the beginning of the twentieth century the firm was producing picture postcards and they specialised in the production of montage views of events such as railway disasters and mining accidents. It is a little unclear who the J. Garratt whose name appears on the foot of the reverse of the photo was - it may be that he was working out of the Dewsbury studio of Warner Gothard.