Albert J. Mahomet (1858-1933), Wells Photographer

The cabinet photo below was bought, not because it is by a Cambridgeshire Photographer, but because I remembered reading something on Robert Pols’ website that Norfolk boasted the first British-born professional photographer of Asian descent, and I wondered if this was the photographer in question.  It turns out that this is one and the same person, and that he had a very interesting and varied life, from the workhouse to farming, blacksmithing, photographer and pastor. He has a wikipedia entry here: and Robert Pols writes about him here: .

The wikipedia entry has a photograph of Albert – and lo and behold, it looks to me like the cabinet photo below could be a self portrait. But I’m not very good with faces so – I’d welcome any other views on this. Many thanks

Cabinet photo by Albert Mahomet, Wells, Norfolk, but is it a self portrait?


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