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Postcard by John Owen
Owen's signature
Photograph of a portrait
of an unidentified man
by John Owen,
and Owen's signature
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Work

Pictures and Photographs

The expensive and specialised business of photography was catered for in Broad Street by John Owen. His studio at number 49 had been in operation for some years. In 1881, he had described himself as married but his wife was not at number 49 at census time. By 1891, he was a widower. It is quite possible that he took the photograph of Broad Street, Newtown, that has been so useful.

1891 Census
49 Broad Street
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/ Welsh
speaker
John Owen Head Widwr 61 Photographic publisher Mont Montgomery English
Sarah Owen Sister S 52 Housekeeper Mont Montgomery English
Mary Williams Serv S 25 Servant domestic Mont Bettws English

Pictures, on the other hand, were dealt with by Sarah Pritchard.

17 Broad Street
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
Sarah Pritchard Head Wid 57 Picture dealer Llanwnog Mont English
John Pritchard Son S 31 Painter and plumber Newtown Mont English
Philip Pritchard Son S 21 Painter and plumber Newtown Mont English


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