"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…"
"Fascinating link of association Nicolas.. but implies either George Smith had the same pic- or another exposure was taken while the light was good- and so may survive and be found.. I think the one discussed found S,France was never seen because,…"
"The only 'dress' visible are the cloaks- 2 from Brussels, sumptuous Brussells chenile, and on of more humble, domestic fabric, and the hats, continental norm from 1830's. The resolution is exceptional, picking out individual…"
"Winter capes and summer hats- the girls corresponding with Emily & Chrltt. wear plush Brussels chenille, Anne's a locally available fabric- the hats are contemporary in cosmopolitan continental cities 1830's-'40's. Brought…"
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