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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Mahomet and Robert Pols writes about him here: http://www.early-photographers.org.uk/Studio%20-%20Albert%20Mahomet.html .
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