Albert Edward Coe, aged 19, took up the position of manager of Sawyer and Bird in 1863. The business had begun in 1859 and was one of the 10 “photographic artists” in Norwich. Albert Coe opened the “Italian Studio” which until 2009 remained in use as the oldest surviving purpose built studio in the world.
He took ownership of the business in 1883 and died on Thursday 7th august 1928, having spent the morning working in the studio.
In 2001 the name was changed to Barrett and Coe, reflecting the contribution from internationally renowned photographer Brian Barrett who has recently retired. The current Principal of the company is Andrew Coe, 4th generation and great grandson of the founder. The values established 150 years ago to achieve excellence in all the company’s activities has been continued to the present day. Few, if any, photographic companies in the world can claim such distinguished heritage.
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