The photographs of James Dore
James Dore 1854-1925
James Dore (PDF, 0.99MB, 4 pages) ran his jewellery business at 27, High Street, Sandown. He built up the shop’s photographic department and achieved a high standard exhibiting and selling his work.
The Isle of Wight Heritage service holds a collection of over 600 glass negatives and lantern slides of Dore’s work of which more than 200 can be seen here.
A member of the town’s Fire Brigade, he photographed the services (PDF, 1.18MB, 5 pages) and military life (PDF, 1.77MB, 8 pages) on the Island.
He took photographs around the coast (PDF, 1.98MB, 9 pages) of the Island, including
He photographed many rural scenes (PDF, 1.98MB, 8 pages) portraying
Images show towns and villages (PDF, 1.98MB, 11 pages) and buildings (PDF, 1.98MB, 11 pages) from around the Island.
Dore often include people (PDF, 1.87MB, 6 pages) in his photographs and recorded Queen Victoria’s funeral procession (PDF, 1.05MB, 4 pages) passing through East Cowes in February 1901.
He even photographed elephants (PDF, 408KB, 2 pages) in Sandown.