Campbell Harper

Photo Questions

 

Questions

I have been sent the image below.  The photograph measures 5.5 ins x 4 ins.  The sender believes that it was probably taken around 1908-15.  The photograph is described as having a `silvered` finish, which when held at a certain angle looks to go to negative.

Photograph by Campbell Harper  -  What type of Photo?  Who is the Subject?

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bob Brindle

Detail

Name on Campbell Harper photograph

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bob Brindle

 

Question 1

Can anybody suggest what process was used to produce this photo?  An enlargement of part of the photo is included below, in case it helps in answering this question.

Detail from a Photograph by Campbell Harper  -  What type of Photo?  Who is the Subject?

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bob Brindle

Question 2

Does anybody know who the sitter is?  Bob Brindle who provided the photo says that the only clue that he can provide is that his grandfather was employed as a shirt cutter when he was in Leith, and was very much an `Orangeman` and belonged to lodges, wherever he was.

Acknowledgement to Bob Brindle  whose family came from Leith

 

 

 

 

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