Old 1890's Studio Portraits
Two local families that came into the studio way back in
the 1890's.Apart from the date I really do not know a thing about these old
studio portraits.If anyone recognizes anyone in the photographs please get
in touch.Most Victorian portraits from the time always had the artistic backcloth
which could range from oriental scene to even a railway carriage of all things.Why
anybody would want to pretend to be in a railway carriage for a photograph
is beyond me.
These two photographs where taken round at 1 Cowper Ave
before the shop moved to York Street around 1918.
Ha!Ha! what the hell is so funny about using dry plates
I will never know.This is an advert from the time these two portraits where
taken for the kind of film used.The two plates used for these two photographs
were a 10"x 8" plate.A very long way from 35mm or digital photography.