"I can’t help with your direct questions; but to say that I have a studio portrait of my Indian grandfather taken in Goa (likely early 1930’s) wearing a suit and sat at a desk. My grandfather was a forestry commissioner in Goa. It might…"
"I’d seen a book of Carte de Visit cards at an exhibition a few years ago; at the Salisbury Museum. I believe it contained a card of Charles Darwin. The book is likely in their archives; and I don’t believe still on public display. I live…"
"Thank you for the link! One thing that I immediately notice is just how ‘old’ some of those chaps look! I’m sure they were late-twenties only; but appear 54! As a student photographer in the mid-eighties; I was a nightclub…"
"I have no idea on negative restoration; and threw out thousands from my 30-year photographic career following damp cellar storage. However; amazing things can be done with retouching Prints; so if you’ve managed to achieve that positive from…"