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Biography of James Stack Lauder (aka James Lafayette) founder of the studio

Medals a background article with quotations from the photographic press, tracing the accumulation of medals won by the studio

Discovery of the negatives. The article from The Sunday Times, 24 July 1988 detailing the provenance of the negative collection
Development of the Lafayette Studio - an illustrated history of the rise and heyday of the Lafayette Studio in Dublin, London, and Manchester

Lafayette studio on Bond Street, London
- an illustrated article from The Builders' Journal, 10 March 1897, discussing the technical merits of the newly constructed studio