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Lallie Charles was born in Ireland in 1869 as Charlotte ‘Lallie’ Elizabeth Martin and was one of four siblings involved in photographic careers. Starting as an amateur, Charles opened her first studio in 1896 at 'The Nook' in London’s Regent’s Park. With her sister Margareta ‘Rita’ Wier Martin (1875-1958), who later opened her own studio in 1906, Lallie became the most commercially successful women portrait photographers of the 1900s, with the assistance of her younger sister Beulah Bea Martin. Extremely prolific and successful in her early years, she moved to a second studio in Curzon Street.

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