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Discovery - You never know what you'll find - aviation pioneer as a young boy.

One of the great pleasures in collecting old negatives is finding the odd 'ruby in a mountain of rock'. Whilst recently scanning a group of glass negatives I had recently purchased and had loosely titled 'Camberwell, Southwark and Richmond Collection' I came across the image of a middle-aged gentleman sitting with a young girl in the back garden of a house…

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Added by Michael Holden on April 27, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

The Spirit of Rex - or Jiggery-Pokery?

I am in the process of cataloguing a very large - c.4500 - collection of medium format negatives that, I believe, were taken by Mr. J. G. Combes of Lincoln, and have discovered one negative in particular that is puzzling me.

The image is that of two ladies, one seated, one standing, posing on a garden path at an address I believe to be in Lincoln, and which was taken…

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Added by Michael Holden on January 26, 2017 at 9:00 — 6 Comments

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