"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 "
"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…"
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
"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.…"
"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…"
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
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
"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…"