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Alfred Hugh Harman, founder of the Ilford photographic company
By 1863 Harman was advertising his photographic printing services.
1864 He set up his own business in Peckham, South London, as Alfred Harman and Co
1878 He patented his idea for "producing enlarged photographs with artistic finish".
1879 Alfred Hugh Harman began making Gelatine Dry Plates in the basement of his house in Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex. His business was named 'Britannia Works'.
1880 Harman moved to Roden Street, trading as the Britannia Works Company.
1913 Alfred Hugh Harman died.