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Person: TAUNT, Henry W.  (1842-1922)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Henry William TAUNT
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
photographer and slide maker; contributor to OMLJ, 1894-95
Main period of activity
1870s-90s
Relationships to other people

employee of MILES, Miss Frances  (1855-1945)

Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
14 June 1842
born at
7 April 1861
18
census record
1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/895.18.29
– occupation “Commercial Cl[erk]”
1870s-1890s
~28
owner
2 April 1871
28
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/1438.27.46
– occupation “Photographer and Picture Frame Manufg. Master”
3 April 1881
38
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1502.68.28
– occupation “Photographer etc.”
5 April 1891
48
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/1168.10.14
– occupation “Artist in water colors - Photographer [etc.]”
17 March 1896
53
archive entry
London Gazette, p.1798
– bankruptcy notice
31 March 1901
58
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/1379.56.42
– occupation “Manager to Photographer”
in/after 1911
~68
employee
2 April 1911
68
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/8121.321
– occupation “Author, Composer, Artist, Photographer, Lantern Slide Maker [etc].”
4 November 1922
80
died at
Texts linked to this person
Correspondence (published) (2)

George Dickman, J.G. Parvin, ‘Progreso’ and Henry W. Taunt, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 5.67 (December 1894)  –  'The decadence of lantern lectures and its cause'

Henry W. Taunt and Jex Bardwell, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 6.73 (June 1895)  –  'Bags v. cylinders'


Poem (1)

Henry W. Taunt, ‘The comet and the earth: a serio comic story’ in Lantern readings original and selected

References
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 298
Notes

His name at birth was William Henry Taunt; he seems to have reversed the order of his first names between the 1861 and 1871 Census.

In the 1891 Census he gave his full occupation as 'Artist in water colors - Photographer - Author - Designer - Lecturer - Lantern Slide Painter - Picture Frame Maker - Gold Blocker & Printer - Publisher - Mount Cutter - Ornamental Card Maker - Entertainer - Gilder'. In 1911 he listed 'Author, Composer, Artist; Photographer, Lantern Slide Maker; Art, colour and book printer; Publisher, Picture Postcard Maker; Entertainer and Lanternist, Christmas Card Maker; Picture Frame Maker'[!]

Lucerna ID  6003071

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 29 February 2020

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