Photo on Glass
"I bought a black and white photograph of a
chap in uniform with one arm leaning on a wooden chair. It looked old and
interesting and I thought it might look good on the wall of my doll's
house. It is in a metal frame and appears to have been encased in a
cardboard surround, probably to look like leather.
I broke it open (it was very dirty) and on the
back there was a piece of vellum-looking paper and printed on it was the
American Photographic Gallery
71 PRINCES STREET
(Opposite the National Gallery)
PORTRAITS TAKEN IN EVERY STYLE
Prices from 1s.
"It also has, hand written on it in ink a
date, 8/3/61 (I think) twice and also I think it is the word "other" and
the date 16/3/61. I opened it up to clean it and did not realise that the
image is on to glass, not paper. In attempting to clean it, I've
faded it, mostly the background, but the chap's image is still quite
I would be most interested to find out
anything you can tell me about this portrait. Is it old, or made to look
old? Could it be 1861?
He's going on the wall of my doll's house
Jean Reay: June 25, 2014