A group of ten award medals to Frederick Robert Richardson (1844-1917), for photography. The set includes:
- Hove Camera Club 44mm bronze medal, 1901 Class K Club Marine
- Hove Camera Club 44mm bronze medal, 1901 Class J Club Landscape
- Hove Camera Club 44mm bronze medal, 1901 Class L Club Portraiture
- Hove Camera Club 44mm silver medal, 1902 Class L Club Portraiture
- Lewes Photographic Exhibition 39mm silver medal, 1902 Open Class B
- Hove Camera Club 63 x 41mm bronze medal, 1903 Club Class Architecture
- Hove Camera Club 63 x 41mm bronze medal, 1903 Club Class Portraiture
- Hove Camera Club Exhibition 70 x 51mm bronze medal, 1905 Club Class Portraiture, President's Prize
- Hove Camera Club Exhibition 70 x 51mm bronze medal, 1905 Club Class Landscape, President's Prize
- Stock Exchange Art Society 37 x 49mm silver medal, 1904 Photographs
Accompanied by two photographs of F.R Richardson. Each medal housed in individual case of issue and generally much as struck. A wonderful and comprehensive collection of early photographic prize medals, the Stock Exchange medal particularly rare.
Frederick Robert Richardson (26th Jan 1844 - 8th Feb 1917), born at 18 Milton Rd, Gravesend, Kent. Married first Amy Symester and later Bertha Chambers in 1912.
He lived at 12 Adelaide Crescent, Hove, with his orphaned niece, Lucy Margaret Richardson. She assisted him in his hobby of photography. He was a member of Hove Camera Club and the Stock Exchange Art Society and over his lifetime he took about 6,000 slides and won a number of awards.
After his death, his collection was kept by his neice and her husband at their home of 72 Freelands Road, Bromley, Kent. Over two-thirds of the slides, together with the camera and most of the boxes of equipment were destroyed when the house received a direct hit from a bomb during WWII. Sadly, only a few slides remain of some of his trips.
There is a plaque to him in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hove.