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Steve Lightfoot replied to Georgina Binnie's discussion How often were negatives purchased with a professional photograph in 1888?
"Hi There could be a number of explanations for this. What is the name on the negative? Was it a photographer. Perhaps a previous owner of the studio. Or maybe Lafayette bought the negatives from another studio that was closing down, unrelated to…"
Jul 11
Steve Lightfoot commented on Gilly Read FRPS's blog post Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley
"Looks to me as though it could be connected to the temperance movement. At the bottom of the photo one of the ladies is holding a glass and the man to the left has turned his back on her and the glass. "
May 31, 2021
Steve Lightfoot replied to Nicholas Brewer's discussion Leeds Architectural Photographer
"Hi Nick Here is some research I did on Edmund and Joseph, his brother, along with a portrait. https://sites.google.com/site/leedsandbradfordstudios/home/edmund-and-joseph-wormald Kind Regards Steve"
Apr 12, 2021
Steve Lightfoot replied to jo hague's discussion Backing cards - how widely distributed? in the group Carte de Visite
"You will find that printers such as Percy Lund & Co had a massive range of options when it came to producing backing cards for local photographers. You can find his 1887 catalog online. Here is a page from it showing 18 x 14 sizes along with a a…"
Feb 8, 2021
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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