Person record: SAUNDERS, Alfred H.  (c.1864-6 1931)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameAlfred Henry SAUNDERSAlfred H. Saunders in 1902
Portrait photograph presented with his first issue as editor of OMLJ
Alfred H. Saunders in 1898
Portrait photo from OMLJ, March 1898
Gendermale
Relevance of this personlantern showman, contributor to and editor of OMLJ 
Main period of activity1890s-1900s
Short biography

Editor of OMLJ from issue 151 to 160. Emigrated to the USA after the closure of OMLJ in 1903, and became editor of the important early film trade paper Motion Picture News based in New York. Survived until at least the early 1930s.

 
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
c.1864born atStourbridge, Worcestershire, England
3 April 1881~17census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/2888.23.41
– occupation “Painter”
1891-1892residentMount Pleasant, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, England
1891-1892~27memberNational Society of Lanternists
5 April 1891~27census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/2310.29.22
– occupation “House Decorator Insurance Agent”
1892residentBrierley Hill, Staffordshire, England
1892-1902~28owner/proprietorAlfred H. Saunders
1901resident109 City Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
31 March 1901~37census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/2827.60.16
– occupation “Lime Light Expert”
1902-1903~37employeeMagic Lantern Journal Co. Ltd
1910residentRichmond, New York, U.S.A.
6 1931~66+died atU.S.A.
Texts linked to this personArticles (5)

Alfred H. Saunders, To our readers in OMLJ 13.151 (October 1902)

Alfred H. Saunders, Wet collodion lantern slide making: no. I in OMLJ 12.146 (November 1901)

Alfred H. Saunders, Wet collodion lantern slide making: no. II in OMLJ 12.147 (December 1901)

Alfred H. Saunders, Wet collodion lantern slide making: no. III in OMLJ 12.148 (January 1902)

Alfred H. Saunders, Wet collodion lantern slide making: no. IV in OMLJ 12.150 (March 1902)


Published correspondence (3)

‘ Anxious’, Richard Goddard, W. Stocks, R.R. Barrett, Alfred H. Saunders and Andrew Pringle, Correspondence in OMLJ 3.36 (May 1892)  –  'Lantern in daytime'

J. Brandon Medland, Hugh Richardson, ‘ Argumentum ad Crumenam’, ‘ Photographer’ and Alfred H. Saunders, Correspondence in OMLJ 5.64 (September 1894)  –  'Sausage slides'

W.L. Watts and Alfred H. Saunders, Just look on this and then on that in OMLJ 5.57 (February 1894)


Periodicals (3)

Editor: Moving picture news, 1913

Editor: Moving Picture World (1907-1928)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal and photographic enlarger (1889-1903), 1902-1903


Periodical issues (10)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 151 (October 1902)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 152 (November 1902)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 153 (December 1902)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 154 (January 1903)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 155 (February 1903)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 156 (March 1903)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 157 (April 1903)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 158 (May 1903)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 159 (June 1903)

Editor: The optical magic lantern journal: volume 13 number 160 (July 1903)

References
(* = main subject)

Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 8 (1 September 1891), p. 155
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists

David Henry, The new Editor's editorial in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 1

* Prominent men in the lantern world: no. XV -- Mr Alfred H. Saunders in OMLJ 9.106 (March 1898)

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