This advert is probably from the 1850s. However, I've been unable to find any other record of Mr. G. White's photographic career. The 1851 and 1861 Census, and White's 1857 Trade Directory (transcribed and presented online by Neil Wilson), show nobody by this name in any profession, at least living in Chesterfield. I'd appreciate any information whch might shed light on his identity and time in Chesterfield.
PAPER CUTTINGS, &c., &c.,
TAKEN AT ROSE HILL.
Begs to acquaint the Inhabitants of Chesterfield and its neighbourhood, that for a short time he will take at the above place pleasing
Either in Single Figure or Groups.
Nothing can possibly equal the beauty of detail and faithful Likenesses of these portraits.
G. WHITE will also take his
BRONZED AND SHADED LIKENESSES,
from the plain bust to the highly finished whole length figure.
Keeps constantly a variety of suitable Frames for the Daguerreotype Portraits and Paper Cuttings.
Open from 9 in the Morning till 8 in the Evening.
J. ROBERTS, PRINTER
John Edward Roberts (1830-1908) was a Chesterfield postmaster, bookseller, printer & stationer with premises on the High Street.