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Lynn Cunliffe replied to Steve Lightfoot's discussion Photograph of Charlotte Brontë on glass in the group The Bronte Sisters Photo
"Do you use Fb ? I think a lot of people on Bronte pages would be really  interested "
May 26
Steve Lightfoot replied to Steve Lightfoot's discussion Photograph of Charlotte Brontë on glass in the group The Bronte Sisters Photo
"Hi Lynn The Bronte museum have some of Nancy's relics but not the photograph. Steve"
May 26
Lynn Cunliffe replied to Steve Lightfoot's discussion Photograph of Charlotte Brontë on glass in the group The Bronte Sisters Photo
"Thats really interesting ,I would assume if she knew the Brontes personally she would know it was Charlotte ,it might be useful to post on a Bronte FB page or site to ask if anyone knows anything about it "
May 25
james frederick gorin von grozny replied to Steve Lightfoot's discussion Photograph of Charlotte Brontë on glass in the group The Bronte Sisters Photo
"Hi Steve- the description (1877) is inept; the chubby, contented, post-menopausal person in profile is Charlotte's self-proclaimed 'best friend' Nell Nussey. I can vouch for the 'caped' group photo (c. Nov '42-Jan…"
May 25
Steve Lightfoot added a discussion to the group The Bronte Sisters Photo
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Photograph of Charlotte Brontë on glass

Whilst researching a lady named Nancy Garrs, for Undercliffe Cemetery, I came across a newspaper article dated 1877 saying that Nancy had on her wall at home a photograph of Miss Brontë on glass. It goes on to compare this with the portrait in Elizabeth Gaskell's book. So we can be pretty sure it was referring to Charlotte.Nancy Garrs was employed by Patrick Brontë to be Charlotte Brontë s nurse and worked for eight years for the Brontë family at Thornton and Haworth. Later she was given gifts…See More
May 24
Steve Lightfoot replied to Tony Rackstraw's discussion Covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards in the group Carte de Visite
"Just to add a little to this posting. I have managed to come across a box of unused Art Tissues by Percy Lund and these are being referred to as Japanese Art Tissues, also a sample sheet where several art tissues are being shown on the same sheet.…"
Apr 23
Lynn Cunliffe replied to Steve Lightfoot's discussion Early Carte de Visites of the Brontes in the group The Bronte Sisters Photo
"There are photos of Patrick which look like they might be that format,the parsonage archive is brilliant there are a lot of photographs in it ,one of patrick is described as a postcard ,another was clearly mounted to hang as it has a loop ,maybe…"
Apr 4
Steve Lightfoot added a discussion to the group Carte de Visite
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French Enamelling

Could anyone tell me anything about the French Enamelling process, or point me in the right direction to find out more. See example here.ThanksSteve LSee More
Jan 10
Steve Lightfoot commented on Julian Holland's blog post Cheltenham CDV Studios
"Hi Julian. I have done some work on Peter Skeolan of Cheltenham if you are interested.  https://sites.google.com/site/leedsandbradfordstudios/home/skeolan Kind Regards Steve Lightfoot"
Jun 4, 2018
Steve Lightfoot replied to Arthur Margolin's discussion What was this piece of equipment used for?
"There is also one in the Kodak Gallery of the Bradford Science and Media Museum and you can see one similar being advertised by Percy Lund in his 1887 catalogue. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=gri.ark:/13960/t7dr6qh0q;view=1up;seq=33 and…"
Oct 24, 2017
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, 2017
Steve Lightfoot joined Nicolas's group
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Bronte Sisters Photo Discovery

A Bronte MysteryThere are no known photographs of the Bronte sisters but a photo with "The Bronte Sisters" written on the reverse in French was discovered in France in 2011.The photo is a collodion so if these are the sisters then it could only be a copy of a daguerreotype. A photographer living in France, John Stewart of Pau, visited Haworth Parsonage in 1856 and 1857 to photograph the portrait of Charlotte Bronte.If it is a copy then the original photo must have been taken before Emily Bronte…See More
Jul 25, 2017
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, 2017
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

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