About the Author:
After a career in further education and some years as an industrial journalist, Robert Pols now concentrates on studying early photography. He is the author of several books on the subject, has written on the subject for family history magazines, contributed to 'The Oxford Companion to the Photograph', and discussed old photographs on local and national radio. His 'Early Photographic Studios' website, devoted to Victorian and Edwardian studios in East Anglia and the East Midlands, can be found at www.early-photographers.org.uk. He lives in Norfolk.