In 1933, Edward Chambre Hardman is admitted as an Associate Member of the Royal Photographic Society and was elected as a Fellow in 1935.
|Christmas Window Display at Chester Studio - taken by Edward Chambre Hardman in the 1950s|
In 1938, the Hardmans opened a second portrait studio at 27 St Werburgh Street in Chester, to cope with an increase in business. Hardman worked at the Chester Studio 3 days a week taking portraits, and he would then bring the negatives back to liverpool to process them and print the negatives. In between sittings, Hardman would often go out with his camera and there are many photographs of Chester in the collection.
Here are just a few photographs Edward Hardman took of the city:
|Watergate Row North with Figure Leaning on Rail (undated)|
|Falcon Cafe (undated)|
|From the Eastgate - undated|
|City Walls from Newgate - undated|
|Newgate, Pedestrians - undated|
|Platform Two, Chester - 1947|
|Rainy Day in Chester - 1947|
|Northgate Street in Chester - Undated|