Person record: YORK, Frederick  (1823-1903)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameFrederick Arlington Viler YORKFrederick York in 1897
Portrait photo from OMLJ, November 1897
Relevance of this personphotographer and proprietor of slide manufacturing business 
Main period of activity1870s-1900s
Relationships to other peoplefather of YORK, William  (1855-1931)
11 August 1823born atBridgwater, Somerset, England
1851resident15 Old Bond Street, Bath, Somerset, England
30 March 185127census record1851 Census of England and Wales, HO107/1941.339.27
– occupation “Chemist”
1853-1861residentCape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1870-1896~46partnerYork & Son
1878-1882resident81 Lancaster Road, Bayswater, London W, England
1881resident115 Golborne Road, North Kensington, London W, England
3 April 188157census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/40.124.7
– occupation “Photographer”
1889-1893resident22 St Quintin Avenue, North Kensington, London, England
5 April 189167census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/24.12.17
– occupation “Photographic Publisher”
1901-1903resident75 Lancaster Road, Bayswater, London W, England
31 March 190177census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/29.11.14
– occupation “Gentleman”
17 December 190380died atLondon, England
9 January 1904archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1904 p.280
15 January 1904archive entryLondon Gazette, 27636 (15 January 1904), p.359
– occupation “Optical Lantern Slide Manufacturer”; call for creditors of his estate to contact executors
Slide sets linked to this personmodel: Ten nights in a bar room (story: York & Son, 24 slides, n.d.) – slide 19, as the man in the doorway
model: Gabriel Grub, a Christmas story: or, the sexton who was stolen by goblins (story: York & Son, 17-19 slides, c.1875) – slide 17, as the Mayor
model: John Ploughman's pictures (lecture: York & Son, 38 slides, n.d.) – slide 9, as the man drinking
model: Friendless Bob: or, kindness to animals (story: York & Son, 18 slides, 1880s) – slides 10,11, 16-18, as Mr Fortescue
model: Marley's ghost: a Christmas carol (story: York & Son, 24 slides, 1884) – slide 20, as the tall man in the centre
(* = main subject)

* Prominent men in the lantern world: no. XIII -- Mr Frederick York in OMLJ 8.102 (November 1897)

* David Henry, York & Son: part 1 in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), pp. 12-17

Lucerna ID no. 6002230Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016