Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Men and children
A soldier and his boy.
Men with children. Where are the mothers? In some cases they may have been dead. It seems to have been more common in the past for studio family portraits to have been taken with only one parent (or grandparent) present.
From a photographer based in Burnley and Padiham in Lancashire