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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

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