|Dates: ||1827 - ?|
Born in Scotland, Hall went into partnership in 1854 with Stephen Grey in Brighton to produce “large sized” Talbotype portraits, mounted in a gilt frame for fifteen shillings. Grey had purchased a Talbotype license for Brighton. Grey & Hall also offered daguerreotypes, but it is not known how long they remained loyal to paper negatives. Hall left the firm in 1859, Grey continuing the business with his sons. Hall did well on his own and by 1871 was employing three men, four women, and two boys in his photographic firm.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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