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Portrait of a black woman in bonnet

Item is a beige card with full length portrait of a black woman in dress with hoop skirt, dark embroidery down the bust areat with button details, and a belted waist. She wears a small bonnet on the back of her head. Photograph taken in studio setting with drapery and small side table. She rests her hand on a book on the table. On verso, photographer's stamp with the letters "R" and two "h"s intertwined followed by the text "HUGH H. RITCHIE/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ 146 PRINCES STREET/ OPPOSITE THE LOTHIAN ROAD/ EDINBURGH".

Hugh H. Ritchie

Portrait of a woman

Item is a green card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "F. C. D. Hure SHEPTON MALLET." Photograph is a portrait of an old woman in a white bonnet with long side panels seated by a table with a vase of flowers. She wears a fitted blouse buttoned up the front and a wool skirt. On verso, also in gold and printed sideways on the card, "F. C. D. Hure/ Artist,/ Portrait & Landscape Photographer./ 10, COWL STREET, SHEPTON MALLET." At top left "COPIES MAY BE/ HAD AT A REDUCED/ PRICE." And at top right, "BY SENDING/ NAME, DESCRIPTION,/ AND DATE WHEN/ TAKEN." Handwritten in pencil at the top of the card, "L-5.00"

F.C.D. Hure

Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with silver letterpress at bottom edge, "Regent Portraits Ltd., London & Provinces." Photograph is a portrait of a young woman in plain white blouse with her short hair curled forward on either side of her face, and a section pulled up and rolled back on top - a very popular style for the 40s. On verso, "Further copies may always be obtained/ from our local Studio by quoting index/ letter and Negative Number." Handwritten in pencil, "PA61.99.8" and again in letterpress, "OR FROM/ REGENT PORTRAITS Ltd.,/ 30/31 GREAT SUTTON ST.,/ LONDON, E.C. 1."

Regent Portraits Ltd.

Portrait of a woman with long braids and basket

Item is a white cabinet card with red letterpress at bottom edge, "CABINET PORTRAIT/ S. PORTER, PHOTO, CHIPPENHAM". Photograph shows a young girl in peasant-style costume with long braids and a small basket slung across her right wrist. A painted landscape backdrop. On verso, large red lithograph design of a potted plant with the British royal crest followed by the text "Artist &/ Photographer/ S. Porter./ ST PAUL'S STREET,/ CHIPPENHAM/ THIS PORTRAIT CAN BE REDUCED/ FOR TEH SMALLEST LOCKET/ OR ENLARGED TO LIFE SIZE AND FINISHED IN/ OIL, CRAYON OR WATER COLORS ETC./ Negatives Kept/ Copies can always be had./ REEVES & HOARE, LONDON".

S. Porter

Portrait of four women

Item is a photograph of four young women mounted on a postcard backing. The image is a full-length portrait, wiht three women in white blouses and dark, plain wrap-style skirts (the one at the far right has buttons decorating the seam) and the youngest in a sailor style dress. On verso, in black ink, "POST CARD/ BRITISH MADE" and a line dividing two sections for "Correspondence" and "Address". At the far left, printed sideways, "Kestin Photographer Skipton".

Kestin Photographer

Portrait of two girls

Photograph of two girls in light coloured blouses with wide collars. The girl on the left has her hair pulled back with a large ribbon. The photograph is mounted flush with a postcard backing. On verso, the text "POST CARD" is followed by a line delineating space for "CORREPSONDENCE" on the right and "ADDRESS ONLY" on the left. At the far right, printed sideways, "Hall & Siggers, Keighley".

Hall & Siggers

Portrait of woman and two children

Item is a beige cabinet card with brown letterpress at bottom, "W. Crooke/ 103 PRINCES STREET/ EDINBURGH." Photograph is of a mother and two daughters. The woman sits on the left, wears a tight jacket with lace sleeves and a narrow bonnet with crushed fabric decoration at brim and large silk bow tied under her neck. The older girl on the right wears a dark fabric, probably velvet, dress with lace collar and lace trimming on short sleeves. The infant on the mother's lap wears a lace dress and bonnet. Only the infant looks toward the camera.

Crooke, William, 1849-1928

Round portrait of a woman

Managed by William Hebb until 1876, when Oliver M. Hill took over the position.grey card which fades from light to dark from left to right, with round portrait of a woman with a ruffle-collared dress. At bottom right, embossed in white on a diagonal, "F. W. Wood Ltd. 347 & 349 EDGEWARE RD. ,W./ 8, 22 BISHOPS RD., W." On verso, handwritten in pencil, "112330".