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The brothers William Downey (1829-1915) and Daniel Downey (1831-1881) were Victorian studio photographers, starting their business in 1855 with a photo studio in South Childs, the place they were born.
In 1863 they opened their second photo studio on Eldon Square in Newcastle on Tyne. William Downey founded their later studio in London, Ebury Street in 1872, while his brother Daniel continued the studio in Newcastle. William's son, William Edward Downey (1855-1908), performed most of the photo sessions with the Royal family during the Edwardian era.
The W. & D. Downey photo studio became famous as the photographers of the Queen and other royal families of Europe. Their probably most famous photos are the portraits of Queen Victoria.

So far we were not able to find a photo of the photographers themselves.

 

Reference:

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W. & D. Downey - Photographers

W. & D. Downey - London - Miss Fortescue

W. & D. Downey - Photographers
57 & 61 Ebury Street, London S.W.
Miss Fortescue

W. & D. Downey - London

W. & D. Downey - Photographers
57 & 61 Ebury Street, London S.W.
(backside)

W. & D. Downey - London - Sarah Bernhardt

W. & D. Downey - Photographers
57 & 61 Ebury Street, London S.W.
Miss Sarah Bernhardt

W. & D. Downey - London - Sarah Bernhardt - backside

W. & D. Downey - Photographers
57 & 61 Ebury Street, London S.W.
(backside)

W. & D. Downey - London - Miss Mabel Beaufort

W. & D. Downey - Photographers
57 & 61 Ebury Street, London S.W.
Miss Mabel Beaufort

W. & D. Downey - London - Miss Mabel Beaufort - backside

W. & D. Downey - Photographers
57 & 61 Ebury Street, London S.W.
(backside)

W. & D. Downey - London - Princess Louise of Wales

Carte de Visite
W. & D. Downey - Photographers
Newcastle & London
H.R.H. Princess Louise of Wales (1867-1931)

W. & D. Downey - London - Princess Louise of Wales - backside

Carte de Visite
W. & D. Downey - Photographers
9. Eldon Square, Newcastle on Tyne
(backside)

 

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