Collection: Sydney Pitcher Collection

1900 - 1949
Collection containing Photographic material
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Coverage : Secular and ecclesiastical architecture - especially cathedral interiors and exteriors in Gloucestershire, Hereford and Worcester, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire, with the emphasis on Gloucester and Cotswolds. Individual photographs have not yet been fully catalogued.

Includes 3 early colour process negatives of Pauntley church in Gloucestershire thought to be connected with the three-plate Carbro process. A colour print attributed to Pitcher showing Preston church that may also have been produced using this process is also part of the collection.

The collection may also include his father's work, Arthur H Pitcher (1851-1912), as Sydney inherited the family photographic business in 1912. Arthur H Pitcher is known to have had a photographic business from at least 1885. Sydney Pitcher (1884-1950) was a Royal Photographic Society exhibitor from 1900.

Archival History

Provenance : (1884-1950) Gloucester-based professional photographer who contributed over 5000 images, taken between 1910s-1940s, to the NBR. Most of this collection has been accessioned into RCHME Negatives


This Collection is divided into 2 Series and 1 Child Record
This Collection contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 103
Photograph (Negative): 3
Photograph (Negative): 80
Photograph (Print): 275


Source: Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Pitcher, Sydney Alfred