FISK, Alfred Samuel

1828 - 1898

Alfred Samuel Fisk was born on 18 March 1828, son of Samuel Fisk, a cabinet maker, and his wife Thomasine née Scammen (1801-1874), who married at Melton, near Woodbridge, Suffolk on 12 June 1827. Alfred married at Woodbridge in 1858, Sarah Ann Gammage (1833-12 November 1912) and in 1861, a 33-year-old ‘cabinet maker & photographer’, living at New Street, Woodbridge with his 28-year-old wife Sarah Ann and 2-year-old daughter Annie Thomasine, all Woodbridge born. Fisk's advertisement in 1864 ‘Ten years' practical experience in Photography & Art’ and that his studio has ‘the most perfect arrangement of light and shade to suit the contour of each Sitter. Private waiting and dressing rooms are available’. At the Woodbridge Industrial Exhibition held in the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge in 1865 he took first prize for his diamond cameo carte de visite and his two enlarged life size portraits finished in crayon were 'greatly admired' he also had on show nine photographic views, at the next show held some years later in 1887, Alfred was one of the judges at the renamed Woodbridge Art Exhibition. In 1871, an ‘artist & photographer’ still living at New Street, and he won a bronze medal 'for excellence in photography' at the Needham Market Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition in 1867 and a bronze medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878 for 'Studies of Animals’, although this award was later questioned as to its authenticity. In 1881, still an ‘artist & photographer’ at New Street, when his daughter Annie was an organist but in 1888 a photographer and artist, living at 7 Manor Terrace, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Alfred Samuel Fisk died at Rosebank, St John's, Woodbridge on 7 September 1898, aged 70.

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