Stroud also had an outlet in Guernsey. Before buying Baudoux's business he had already made a considerable name for himself as a photographer, winning a Gold Medal at the London Universal Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1884, a bronze medal at the Paris Exhibition in 1878, and a silver medal from the Paris National Academy of Art in the same year. He also exhibited in Italy, winning a first class medal from the Society of Science in Voltri in 1878 and earning the Diploma of the Royal Museum of Turin.
A smart group on a winter carriage outing stop to pose for Stroud's camera in 1889. See Carriages and charabancs for a good quality colourised version of this photograph