Elected a member of the Photographic Society in London in 1854, Coles worked in waxed paper, showing three views in the society’s 1858 exhibition, ranging from Canterbury to Ventnor to Llangollen. His residence, occupation, and other personal details are at present unknown.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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