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…"
"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):…"
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
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…"