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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Michael Burr

Dates:  1826, 22 October - 1912, 27 November
Born:  Great Britain, England, Birmingham
Died:  Great Britain, England, Birmingham, Edgbaston
Active:  UK
A masterful, and prolific, creator of posed comic genre stereocard scenes in around the 1850s and 1860s in Victorian Britain. The fact that his are rarely identified or blindstamped can make them difficult to attribute but over 800 titles are known. 
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Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK 
[6] [Michael Burr] "Photo."; 26 Ladywood Lane; views uncommon under his imprint but widely sold & copied by Kilburn & others; some ident. with "M. Burr" blindstamp. Produced comics of narrative subjs., Little Red Riding Hood, etc. Registered titles 63-65 & poss. later. A M. Burr also worked in NYC & used a similar blind-stamp; relationship unclear. 
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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Michael Burr: England's Most Prolific 'Comic' Narrative Stereoview Studio ... 
Biographical background with lists of stereocards authored by Russell Norton with contributions by Paula Fleming. 
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