"Hello Michael. I have found corroborative evidence not only for the location but for the possible date proffered. You are right it is difficult to identify these beach wet plates but they are full of incredible detail and some surprises. To the…"
"Hello Michael and Robert,
I did the identification of the subjects and the identification of venue and the likely date of it's execution.
All images bearing the mark KASTORYANO ORIGINAL are identifications of sitters, subjects and/or places by me…"
"Looking at the family picture of two males and three females dressed in Welsh costume it is apparent from Welsh census data there is a match for their sex and apparent ages in Johns family. See below:
This is a found UK wet plate collodion. It is a beach momento and like all such photgraphs an informal - for the time - snapshot in time. This is a fine example of 1880's black tent and wet chemical beach photography. It is the photographic…