lost and found

Breathing new life into lost photographs

Edward on his 90th Birthday

This Carte-de-visite photograph is unusual as it provides plenty of information on the sitter, the date taken and the Photographer.

It was taken by Joseph Norris Photographer & Artist, 5 Union Passage, Birmingham.

It is dated 27th May 1875 and the reverse reads: Edward (surname unintelligible) taken on his 90th birthday, born May 27th 1785, died december 16th 1880.

It has an additional note which reads: sent back from Canada by friend 1936 Mr Buck.

One man and his cat

Man and shoulder cat

A postcard bought from an Antiques Fair in Kinver, Staffordshire. The card shows a rather proud looking man with a cat perched on his shoulder.

No further information on the reverse of this card.

Christmas Past

window christmas

This small photograph (approx 5.3/4x 3.1/4 inches) was bought from a car boot in my home town of Wellington, Shropshire.

The image shows a young boy? and his older relative looking at a Christmas display. Can you see the other gentleman in the reflection?

No information on the reverse of this one.

I think the car outside is a Ford Anglia.

Thank you to everyone who has viewed and commented on the photographs shared in this blog.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Marvellous Moustache

I better post this photograph before November (or rather Movember) comes to an end. I haven’t taken part in the event this year and have missed the smiles but not the itching!

Carte-de-visite photograph by J.Hartmann, Kappeln, Germany. The image has a beautiful gold on black design on the reverse. No further information on the subject.

Taking a dip with the dog

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Small photograph (measuring 68 x 108mm) bought at an Antiques Fair, Oswestry Show Ground.

No message on the reverse.

Judging by bottom of the young lady’s coat she looks to have been swimming, I’m not sure if the dog joined her or not.

I like her facial expression, the photo shy dog and the beautiful trees in the background.

St John Ambulance Association

Pre 1900 cabinet card featuring the St John Ambulance volunteers.

I have been unable to locate the place name on the stretcher as two letters are covered by the wheel reading St John Ambulance Association **hornill.

The card was part of an album bought at Oswestry Antique Fair, the other cards are from the Wakefield area and I have been unable to locate a place name which matches. The card may have been from another album and added to the Wakefield images.

This image will soon be owned by another, I sold it to pay for the remaining images. A decision I am already starting to regret!

Moustached Gent No 1371

This tiny photograph is no bigger than a postage stamp, I can’t remember where I bought this one.

It looks to be approximately 100 years old and I think the number reads 1371.

I thought it might be a mugshot but it’s a little too flattering for that!

Kippax Kippax

Postcard bought at a Car Boot Sale nr Worfield, I loved this image immediately.

The bleached out area to the right makes it look quite mysterious and the poem on the reverse is beautiful.

Kippax, Kippax, the home of my youth, why sigh for other worlds when there’s such a place as Kippax.

Hope you are all well.  Divine

It is addressed to Mrs Ralcliffe, New Street, Kippax, Nr Leeds.

The postcard is dated 8.30pm June 16 1905 (Halifax).

Barry Island Photobooth No3

The 3rd and final photobooth image from Barry Island measures 1.5 x 3.25″.

I wouldn’t like to cross this chap, he looks like a character from a spy film!

Link to images 1 and 2

Garden Family Photo No1

This small photograph was bought with a handful of others from a car boot sale at Worfield (near Bridgnorth, Shropshire), the photos all show different members of the family in the same garden.

This one Measures 2.25 x 3.25″ and has no message on the reverse.

The young  lady has a beautiful face and the dog has managed to stayed still in a rather awkward position.


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