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Steve Lightfoot added a discussion to the group Bronte Sisters Photo Discovery
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Early Carte de Visites of the Brontes

I came across an article in the Bradford Observer 19th November 1857 p8 which describes how two visitors to Haworth and to Patrick Bronte himself came across a frame of photographs outside a chemists shop in Haworth and bought a portrait of Patrick Bronte. I realise that this would have been early for it to be a carte de visite but I wondered if anyone had any views on this. Incidentally there is no mention of the Bronte Sisters being in the frame of photographs.Also with regard to the theory…See More
Aug 9
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Bronte Sisters Photo Discovery

Bronte MysteryThere are no known photographs of the Bronte Sisters but an 'alleged' photo of them has been discovered.It needs authenticating. Can anyone help the researcher?The photo is thought to be a Collodion copy of a Daguerreotype. The photographer who they think copied it is John Stewart of Pau, France & London, England. He was brother-in-law of Sir John Herschel.The original photo must have been taken before Emily died in 1848.Why is there is no backdrop, just a brick wall?How to…See More
Jul 25
Steve Lightfoot replied to Mick Thurman's discussion Practical Photographer Magazine
"Hi Mick Not a direct answer to your question but you might find some research I have done useful in identifying some of Henry Peach Robinson's…"
Jan 9
Steve Lightfoot replied to Geoff Lowe's discussion Bradford to the V&A
"The right place surely is where the public have access to see and find out more about these collections. Where they can carry out research and where the staff are knowledgeable about what is in the collection. We are living in the 21st century, the…"
Mar 15, 2016
Steve Lightfoot commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post ALVA 2014 visitor numbers show mixed fortunes for photography
"Makes you wonder how these numbers are compiled. I have never seen anyone counting people in. I would suspect most visitors dont book or report to a member of staff. How do they count visitors? "
Mar 17, 2015
Steve Lightfoot replied to Steve Lightfoot's discussion Two missing albums? in the group Carte de Visite
"Hi Marcel thanks for your kind words and thank you Michael for your reply. Steve"
Feb 3, 2015
Marcel Safier replied to Steve Lightfoot's discussion Two missing albums? in the group Carte de Visite
"Hi Stephen, I have no leads to offer but you are being a bit modest not mentioning your site and excellent research you have done already on Percy Lund (not to mention your other pages on Leeds and Bradford photographers):…"
Feb 3, 2015
Michael Pritchard replied to Steve Lightfoot's discussion Two missing albums? in the group Carte de Visite
"I don't think I can assist with your specific queries but I do have two Percy Lund photography catalogues both of which include a lot of photographic stationery"
Feb 3, 2015
Steve Lightfoot added a discussion to the group Carte de Visite
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Two missing albums?

I have been researching a chap named Percy Lund recently. He started the company Lund Humphries, published the Photographers World, Practical Photographer, Junior Photographer, a series of photography books, and was president of the Yorkshire Photographic Union etc etc. In my research I came across a couple of very interesting facts. In 1890 he published James Berry's life story, he who was the public executioner. Berry kept an album of the murderers that he had dispatched, after he had…See More
Feb 3, 2015
Steve Lightfoot replied to Tony Rackstraw's discussion Covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards in the group Carte de Visite
"Hi Tony You may be interested in this advert placed by Percy Lund in his Photographers World Journal dated September 1889. The design matches one of your examples. https://www.flickr.com/photos/46013927@N06/15131451547/ Steve"
Oct 27, 2014
Steve Lightfoot replied to Tomas Nilsson's discussion Carte de Visite mugshots and 1800´s crime related photography.
"Hi James Berry the public executioner from Heckmondwike and ex Bradford policeman kept an album of the people that he dispatched. When he hanged Mary Ann  Britland he didn’t have her photo so he wrote to the Ashton Chief…"
Feb 24, 2014
Steve Lightfoot joined Marcel Safier's group
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Carte de Visite

Focussing on all facets of the history of the carte de visite and the photographers that made them in Great Britain and around the world.See More
Jan 13, 2014
Steve Lightfoot is now a member of British photographic history
Jan 12, 2014

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