"With the large number of studios competing
for business, prices and quality varied considerably.
Some photographers would charge as little as 1s and this may have
included a cup of coffee for the sitter while the photograph was being
developed and fixed.
Among the better photographers, prices were from 2s 6d to 5s
depending on the size of the photograph. Frames or cases were
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