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Abraham 1860s-70s?

plaster of paris? George Perry Ashley Abraham was born Devizes, Wiltshire, 1844. After working as a photographer in London, he was apprenticed to Alfred Pettitt, at the Art Gallery, Ambleside Road, Keswick, 1862. In 1866 he set up in business on his own account.
He built a relief model of the Lakes, scale about 6 inches to 1 mile, to display in his studio.
George Abraham's two sons, George Dixon Abraham born 1872 died 1968, and Ashley Perry Abraham born 1876 died 1951, took on the business and became famous as photographers of mountains and mountaineering. They also developed a thriving picture post card business, using their photographs, in a Factory at Victoria Buildings, Keswick.

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