Edward on his 90th Birthday
by Richard Overy
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.