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Proprietorial Pride Plus

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There is a three-part novel’s worth of expressions and body language going on in this old photograph from my Lost And Found collection. For him, there is a kind of proprietorial pride about what is most likely a new motor car. For her it is far more complex; but that proprietorial pride is reflected in her expression but with added layers of complexity.

A Blackpool Treat

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This tiny studio portrait was taken at Buckley’s Studio at Regents Square, Blackpool on the 28th August 1916. It is highly likely that this is a young lass from one of the northern towns visiting Blackpool for a Bank Holiday treat. A day out at Blackpool and a holiday portrait to save all your life – what better treat could anyone want?

The Man With The Unenhanced Beard

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The Man With The Unenhanced Beard (1890s)
This Victorian Cabinet Card from the studio of John Leslie Thomas Shawcross of Blackburn had been touched-up by the photographer in order to enhance the gentleman’s beard. I have digitally removed the enhancement to restore it to its natural beauty.

The Lost Frier Of Ball’s Pond Road

Lost Frier Of The Ball’s Pond Road

VICTORIAN CARTE DE VISITE : STUDIO OF R FRIER, LONDON
An almost classic Victorian studio shot from the studios of a photographer called R Frier of Ball’s Pond Road in North London. I have not been able to find anything about Mr Frier or his studio. It is such a same that there is so little information about this generation of pioneer photographers.
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