Dispute with a Newton Abbot photographer

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Lee quickly became an astute businessman. He obtained copyright of his photographs by registering them at Stationer's Hall and authorised Newton Abbot photographer Herbert Norris to sell postcards portraits of himself.

However, when he discovered that Norris was also offering larger cabinet size photos to customers, he instructed his solicitor to put a stop to all sales.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Identifier ref 132
Format   greyscale photograph (of a printed image); 170 mm x 132  
Coverage   Devon. Babbacombe  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Babbacombe.  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords portrait victorian lee