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.

Monday, 15 August 2011

"Went away"

Mother and child. 16th December 1901.

A beautifully composed mother and child I found in Surrey. I'm not sure what to make of the inscription on the back. It says "Date went away Dec 16th 1901"

Does it mean that this photo was taken on the day they departed on a journey, or is it a euphemistic reference to a date of death?

Mother and child. 16th December 1901. (enlarged detail)


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