Mr and Mrs Joseph Byron and Mr and Mrs George Cauldwell, Nottingham photographers, at the Duke of Portland's garden party.
Joseph Byron, the photographer, was born in 1847. He continued in his father James' business of photography, their studio being in Ram Yard, until 1881. His final studio was in Smithy Row. Joseph and his family left Nottingham in 1888 and emigrated to America, where he established a photography business in New York, becoming noted for theatrical photography. He made a number of return visits to England, when these photographs were taken. He died in New York in 1923, leaving a legacy of a large Byron collection housed in New York. (information from Bernard and Pauline Heathcote's 'Pioneers of Photography in Nottinghamshire 1841-1910'.