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Joseph Lowe Photo Index

Page Editor: Norman Jackson Page last Reviewed: 22 Oct 2017
Joseph Lowe was a renowned and prolific photographer, who lived in Patterdale between the early 1890’s and 1934. He is best known for his landscape photographs of the Lake District, particularly of Ullswater and Patterdale, many of which were sold as post-cards to tourists. He also recorded many events in the dale, such as the flood damage in Glenridding when Keppel Cove Dam burst in 1927 and at various sporting events. From the numbering system he used, it would seem that he may have produced over 4,400 different photographs. In this section we have created an index of those that we know about (over 500 so far) and, where we have a copy of the picture, shown a thumbnail that can be clicked on to show a larger view. The estimated dates are largely derived from the postmarks on the cards.

If you know of any photos that are not listed, or earlier posting dates, please let us know their number and title, either through our discussion page or by e-mail. If you have copies of those photos, or better copies than those shown in the index, we would of course be delighted to include them in this collection.

To read more about Joseph Lowe's life - click here          
Ref.
No.
 Title (or Description)  Est. Date  Image
(Click to View)
230  Head of Ullswater and St Sundays Crag     WANTED 
337  Ullswater and Stybarrow Dodd
Pre 
1900
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0337%20-%20Ullswater%20and%20Stybarrow%20Dodd_tn.jpg
397  Patterdale in Flood   https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/397%20-%20Patterdale%20in%20flood_tn.jpg?attredirects=0
565  Place Fell House, Patterdale     WANTED 
825  Deepdale Beck and Saint Sunday Crag  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0825%20-%20Deepdale%20Beck%20and%20Saint%20Sunday%20Crag_tn.jpg
840  Patterdale Hall     WANTED 
846  Patterdale Hall
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0846%20-%20Patterdale%20Hall_tn.jpg
850  Brothers' Water and Kirkstone Pass  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0850%20-%20Brothers%20Water%20and%20Kirkstone%20Pass_tn.jpg
864  Ullswater & St Patrick's Well

 
Pre 
1906
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0864%20-%20Ullswater%20&%20St%20Patricks%20Well_tn.jpg
864  Ullswater & St Patrick's Well    (Colour version of the above card)
 The postmark on this card was dated 11th Oct 1906.
Pre 
1906
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwIa_qKLGrRFNXFjWURKeGlCNzQ/view?usp=sharing
905  Striding Edge, Helvellyn & Red Tarn
 The postmark on this card was dated 12th Sep 1907.
Pre 
1907
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0905%20-%20Striding%20Edge,%20Helvellyn%20&%20Red%20Tarn_tn.jpg
909  Striding Edge, Red Tarn, and Ullswater  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0909%20-%20Striding%20Edge,%20Red%20Tarn%20and%20Ullswater_tn.jpg
926  Steamboat Pier; Glenridding     WANTED 
931  Patterdale Church: Interior  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/931%20-%20Patterdale%20Church%20Interior_tn.jpg?attredirects=0
940  Deepdale     WANTED 
942  Wall End Bridge, Deepdale  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0942%20-%20Wall%20End%20Bridge,%20Deepdale_tn.jpg
946  Deepdale and Fairfield  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0946%20-%20Deepdale%20and%20Fairfield_tn.jpg
 956   Goldrill Bridge and Place Fell, Patterdale
 The postmark on this card was dated 28th Apr 1904.
Pre 
1904
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0956%20-%20Goldrill%20Bridge%20and%20Place%20Fell,%20Patterdale_tn.jpg
957  Goldrill Bridge and Place Fell, Patterdale (Printed halftone)
 Although the postmark on this card was dated 30th Oct 1913, it was taken from
 the same position and probably the same day as '956' - the same children are in 
 the picture.
Pre 
1904
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0957%20-%20Goldrill%20Bridge%20and%20Place%20Fell%2C%20Patterdale_tn.jpg?attredirects=0
958  Patterdale Village
 Although the postmark on this card was dated 14th Jul 1914, it was most likely taken
 on the same day as '956' and '957' - the same children are in the picture. 
Pre 
1904
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0958%20-%20Patterdale%20Village_tn.jpg
960  Grisedale and Helvellyn
 There are two cards with this number but with different views.
Pre 
1910
 WANTED 
960  Helvellyn and Eagle Crag, from Grisedale

 
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0960%20-%20Helvellyn%20and%20Eagle%20Crag%20from%20Grisedale_tn.jpg
974  Wythburn Church and Nag's Head Inn  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0974%20-%20Wythburn%20Church%20and%20Nags%20Head%20Inn_tn.jpg
983  Ullswater & St Patrick's Well
 Four in Hand Coach passing St Patrick's Well, with at least 10 people aboard!
 
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0983%20-%20Ullswater%20&%20St%20Patricks%20Well_tn.jpg
994  Ullswater & Saint Sunday Crag
 The postmark on this card was dated 16th Aug 1913.
Pre 
1913
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0994%20-%20Ullswater%20and%20Saint%20Sunday%20Crag_tn.jpg
995  Grisedale Pass  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/0995%20-%20Grisedale%20Pass_tn.jpg
1005  Ullswater & High Street from Glencoin Park
 The postmark on this card was dated 8th Jul 1908.
Pre 
1908
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1005%20-%20Ullswater%20and%20High%20Street%20from%20Glencoin%20Park_tn.jpg
1006  Ullswater from Glencoin Park
 Three versions of this card have been found: The sepia version, presumably the first,
 had the usual hand-written serial number and caption. On the later black & white and
 colour versions, the caption, serial number and Lowe name was typeset - so produced
 at a print works.
Pre 
1907


1009  Patterdale Church
 '1009' and '1010' are very slightly different prints from the same negative. '1009' was
 also sold as a halftone printed card.
Pre
1904
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1009%20-%20Patterdale%20Church_tn.jpg
1010  Patterdale Church
 The postmark on this card was dated 22nd Aug 1904.
Pre
1904
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1010%20-%20Patterdale%20Church_tn.jpg
1012  Stybarrow Crag
 This photo appeared in the 'Records of Patterdale' by Rev W P Morris, which was 
 published in Mar 1903, so it must have been taken in the summer of 1902 or earlier. 
Pre
1902
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1012%20-%20Stybarrow%20Crag_tn.jpg?attredirects=0
1012  Stybarrow Crag
 A coloured version of the above photograph, with the same number.
 
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1012%20-%20Stybarrow%20Crag,%20Ullswater%20(Colour)_tn.jpg
1019  Aira Glen  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1019%20-%20Aira%20Glen_tn.jpg
1022  Lyulph's Tower, Ullswater
 The postmark on this card was dated 2nd Jul 1910.
Pre
1910
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1022%20-%20Lyulphs%20Tower_tn.jpg
1124  Patterdale Village
 
The postmark on this card was dated 1905.
Pre
1905
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1124%20-%20Patterdale%20village_tn.jpg
1126  Patterdale Village

Looking for a better quality copy  
 
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1126%20-%20Patterdale%20Village_tn.jpg
1140  Patterdale & Kirkstone Pass from Place Fell side (?? Lowe)
 There is no Lowe Copyright on this card. It states 1/2d postage so must have
 been produced before June 1918 (when the postage doubled to 1d).
Pre
1918
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1140%20-%20Patterdale%20&%20Kirkstone%20Pass%20from%20Place%20Fell%20Side_tn.jpg
1157  Ullswater from the top of Stybarrow Crag
 The postmark on this card was dated 15th Aug 1908.
Pre
1908
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1157%20-%20Ullswater%20from%20the%20Top%20of%20Stybarrow%20Crag_tn.jpg
1158  Glenridding and Ullswater (Coloured)
 The postmark on this card was dated 23rd May 1907.
Pre
1907
  WANTED 
1159  Goldrill Beck & Ullswater from Threlkeld Bridge
 The postmark on this card was dated 10th Sep 1916.
Pre
1916
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1159%20-%20Goldrill%20Beck%20&%20Ullswater%20from%20Threlkeld%20Bridge_tn.jpg
1220  Ullswater and Place Fell from Glencoin Park  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1220%20-%20Ullswater%20and%20Place%20Fell%20from%20Glencoin%20Park_tn.jpg
1233  Patterdale Hotel, Ullswater
Pre
1909
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1233%20-%20Patterdale%20Hotel,%20Ullswater_tn.jpg
1248  Grisedale Pass from Striding Edge  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1248%20-%20Grisedale%20Pass%20from%20Striding%20Edge_tn.jpg
1253  Striding Edge from Helvellyn  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1253%20-%20Striding%20Edge%20from%20Helvellyn_tn.jpg
1258  Summit of Helvellyn  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1258%20-%20Summit%20of%20Helvellyn_tn.jpg
1259  Swirrel Edge and Catchedecam  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1259%20-%20Swirrel%20Edge%20&%20Catchedecam_tn.jpg
1268  Kirkstone Pass & Brothers' Water  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1268%20-%20Kirkstone%20Pass%20&%20Brothers%20Water_tn.jpg
1270  "Traveller's Rest", Kirkstone Top
 There also versions of this card with title 'Kirkstone Top and Windermere'
Pre
1913
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1270%20-%20Travellers%20Rest,%20Kirkstone%20Top_tn.jpg
1277  Windermere from Skelgill  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1277%20-%20Windermere%20from%20Skelgill_tn.jpg
1314  Bowness & Head of Windermere  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1314%20-%20Bowness%20and%20Head%20of%20Windermere_tn.jpg
1322  Windermere from Orrest Head  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1322%20-%20Windermere%20from%20Orrest%20Head_tn.jpg
1334  Ullswater and Bleaze End  
1344  Ullswater from Silver Point
Pre
1911
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1344%20-%20Ullswater%20from%20Silver%20Point_tn.jpg
1556  In Winter's Grip
 The postmark on this card was dated 7th Aug 1917.
Pre 1917
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1556%20-%20In%20Winters%20Grip_tn.jpg
1568  Patterdale Church: Winter

                                                                                     Looking for a better quality copy
 
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1568%20-%20Patterdale%20Church%3B%20Winter_tn.jpg?attredirects=0
1572  Ullswater & St Patrick's Well: Winter
 The postmark on this card was dated 19th Apr 1919.
Pre 1919
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1572%20-%20Ullswater%20&%20St%20Patricks%20Well%20-%20Winter_tn.jpg
1575  At Glenridding: Winter  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1575%20-%20At%20Glenridding,%20Winter_tn.jpg
1576  Patterdale Hall: Winter
 The postmark on this card was dated 31st Dec 1935.
 
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1576%20-%20Patterdale%20Hall,%20Winter_tn.jpg
1582  Glenridding & Ullswater: Winter  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1582%20-%20Glenridding%20and%20Ullswater,%20Winter_tn.jpg
1598  Patterdale from Place Fell: Winter  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1598%20-%20Patterdale%20from%20Place%20Fell%20-%20Winter_tn.jpg
1599  Patterdale: Winter  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1599%20-%20Patterdale%20-%20Winter_tn.jpg
1610  Aira Force: Winter  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1610%20-%20Aira%20Force%20Winter_tn.jpg
1670  Newby Bridge  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1670%20-%20Newby%20Bridge_tn.jpg
1678  Grasmere Church  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1678%20-%20Grasmere%20Church_tn.jpg
1751  The Middle Reach of Ullswater from Glencoin Park  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1751%20-%20The%20Middle%20Reach%20of%20Ullswater%20from%20Glencoin%20Park_tn.jpg
1761  "Traveller's Rest", Kirkstone Pass
 The postmark on this card was dated 27th Jun 1905.
Pre 1905
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1761%20-%20Travellers%20Rest,%20Kirkstone%20Pass_tn.jpg
1786  Patterdale Post Office  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1786%20-%20Patterdale%20Post%20Office_tn.jpg
1811  View from Goldrill House, Patterdale  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1811%20-%20View%20from%20Goldrill%20House%2C%20Patterdale_tn.jpg?attredirects=0
1870  Kirkstone Top & Windermere     WANTED 
1898  Brothers' Water Hotel and Hartsop Dodds
 The postmark on this card was dated 24th Jul 1905.
Pre 1905
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1898%20-%20Brothers%20Water%20Hotel%20&%20Hartsop%20Dodds_tn.jpg
1907  Ferry Boat, Windermere     WANTED 
1931  Patterdale, Ullswater and Helvellyn 
 This card was sold in two versions, black & white or colour. The Lowe name, serial
 number and 1/2d postage rate are type-set. Presumably this was a 'good-seller' and
 printed in greater quantity at a print-works. Someone 
had handwritten a date of June
 1907 on the front of this colour copy. 
Pre 1907


1940  Grisedale and Saint Sunday Crag  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1940%20-%20Grisedale%20and%20Saint%20Sunday%20Crag_tn.jpg
1941  Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal  
https://sites.google.com/site/patterdaletoday/history/joseph-lowe-photo-index/1941%20-%20Grisedale%20Tarn%20%26%20Seat%20Sandal_tn.jpg?attredirects=0
1944  Ullswater from Silver Point
 The postmark on this card was dated 6th Jul 1911.
Pre 1911   WANTED