Early Photographers





The Lafayette studio in Dublin was founded by James Stack Lauder, who used the professional name James Lafayette.  He was the eldest son of Edmund Lauder who had opened a daguerreotype studio in Dublin in 1853.

Acknowledgement:  Russell Harris **

V&A Museum

Collection of Lafayette Photographs

**   When Russell Harris contacted me in 2004, he told me about  a list of the  Lafayette images, held by Victoria & Albert Museum, that he had compiled and made this list available on the internet.

Russel Harris' list is no longer on the Internet.  However, V&A has now set up a  Lafayette Studio page on their web site.  It includes a search facility for Lafayette images in their collection and a brief note about how a large collection of Lafayette negatives was rescued, then acquired by V&A.

Typing Lafayette into the search field on this V&A web page is another way of bringing up more Lafayette images.  Here is the first of 3 pages of Lafayette images that this search provides.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  April 20, 2012



Ireland and England

Lafayette was a professional portrait photographer who was appointed Photographer to the Queen.  He had studios in:

-  Dublin (c.1880)

-  Glasgow

-  Manchester

-  London

-  Belfast



Medals Awarded

In Edinburgh, Lafayette was:

Gold Medal winner at: 

Edinburgh International Exhibition of Industry, Science & Art - 1886

Medal Winner at:

 Edinburgh Photographic Society International Exhibition - 1890

Cabinet Print

Here is a cabinet prints showing the many medals that Lafayette was awarded between 1884 and 1893

Lafayette      Lafayette  -  Cabinet Print  -  Back


Lafayette: Cabinet Prints

Lafayette: Other Photos