Studio Folder – Sawyer and Bird



Since the launch of this website, a body of varied material relating to J R Sawyer and W S Bird (of Norwich and elsewhere) has accumulated. It has now reached the point where one or two supplementary studio notes will not suffice. Hence this studio folder. Its contents do not represent a systematic study of Sawyer and Bird, but they may be of interest to anyone contemplating such a study.


Information provided by Geoff Caulton and David Gobbit has been gratefully used in the compiling of the folder, and I am particularly indebted to Claire Dulanty for the material she has supplied. Her contributions have added substance to a number of the notes, and the dating aid for Sawyer cartes de visite is based entirely on her research.



·     Timeline: J R Sawyer

·     Timeline: W S Bird

·     Timeline: Sawyer and Bird partnerships

·     Sarony versus Sawyer

·     Sawyer’s carte mounts – a dating guide

·     Sawyer’s work rate

·     Sawyer & Bird products and prices, mid-1870s

·     Sawyer & Bird managers

·     Sawyer & Bird bibliography



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