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Minox daylight developing tank

This item is a daylight developing tank, manufactured by Minox and made of bakelite material. The tank comes with two rings to be used in the development of shorter 15 and 36 exposure lengths of film introduced in 1968 and 1969. The thermometer is no longer with the tank. The tank comes with original packaging.

Paterson miro focuser

Item is a device to focus an image on the easel of an photographic enlarger before exposing the paper. It consists of a magnifier and an optical tube to look down and to see a portion of the projected image. One places the unit on the enlarging easel and adjusts the enlarger focus knob, until fine detail such as grain comes into focus. This ensures a properly focused image. The locking screw for securing the ocular in place is missing.

Ilford Contact photographic paper

Item is an envelope of Ilford Photographic Paper, single weight, extra hard, glossy producing 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch prints. Originally contained 25 sheets. Package has been opened and used. There are now 2 packages of black foil wrapped papers inside. Label glued to front of package gives retailer as "Kwick Studios Ltd. Photographers, and Photographic Supplies 262 Heathway Dagenham, Essex".

Ilford Limited

Kodak Velox paper

Item is an envelope of Kodak Velox paper, white, smooth glossy single weight, for 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch prints. WSG.3S. Contains 25 sheets. Package has been opened, some sheets of printing paper remain. Printed instructions that would have been folded inside a package of Kodak Velox paper.

Two girls in traditional dress

Item is a photograph of two girls in traditional dress. Text beneath photograph reads, 'Delintraz Phot. Rue Duphot, 9.' Text on back of card reads, '9, Rue Duphot, 9 Cidevant No 15, en face l'Eg de la Madeleine a l'Entree du Boulevart. Delintraz Photographe Specialite de reproductions et tous genres. PARIS'

Delintraz Photographe

Young man in jester costume

Item is a carte de visite of a young man in a jester costume sitting in a photography studio. Text below photograph reads, 'Camille Rensch, Phot' Text on verso of card reads, 'Camille Rensch Photographe 19 Rue Royale St Honore au premier PARIS' Inscription on verso reads, 'Mon ami Alfred Roe, Garcia William, 8 Mars 1866'

Camille Rensch Photographe

Young man dressed as jester

Item is a carte de visite portrait of a young man dressed as jester. Text below photograph reads, 'Camille Rensch Phot.'. Text on back of card reads, 'Camille Rensch Photographe 19 Rue Royale St. Honore Au premier PARIS'.

Camille Rensch Photographe

Woman raising right arm in costume

Item is a cabinet card photograph of a character from Wagner's opera Lohengrin. Mostly illegible script written on photograph, except, '1894'. Text below photograph reads, 'Lohengrin, Bayreuther Buhrenfest - Spiel'. Text on verso reads, 'W. Hoffert, Hof Photograph. Breslau, Hamburg, Leipzig, Berlin, Magdeburg, Dresden, Hannover. Photographische Kartenfabrik v. Paul Suss, Dresden.

W. Hoffert Hof Photograph

Portrait of boy with tennis racket

Item is a cream cabinet card with red letterpress at bottom, "G.A. OLDHAM, COLCHESTER." On verso, graphic design with text, "G.A. OLDHAM/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ AND/ MINIATURE PAINTER/ 11 QUEEN ST./ COLCHESTER/ NEGATIVES KEPT./ COPIES MAY BE HAD BY/ SENDING TO ABOVE ADDRESS./ Marion Imp. Paris, London - Déposé - Copyright." Photograph shows a boy seated on a plush chair with one leg crossed under, holding a tennis racket. Boy is same as pictured in 2005.001.107.

G.A. Oldham Photographer and Miniature Painter

Willi A Kiss

Item is a cabinet card portrait of baby. Brown text below photograph reads, 'Copyright Barraud 263 Oxford St London A few doors West of The Circus'. Brown text on back of card reads, 'Mr. Barraud 263, Oxford St. W (regent circus) London. Mr. Barraud bestows particular attention on enlargements, miniatures and reproductions which can be made from any photograph. All negatives registered and carefully preserved. Mr. Barraud's studios are approached by a lift constructed on the most approved patents which will be found a great advantage to sitters as no stairs have to be ascended, childrens portraits the same prices as other sitters.' Inscription in ink on back of card reads, Willi a Kiss, from Phyllis Margaret Dickson'.

Barraud Studio

Edith A. Murphy

Item is a portrait of woman. Gold text beneath photograph reads, 'Boissonnas, Geneve' Gold ink on back of card reads, 'Photographie Instantanee Medailles D'argent Zurich 1883, Stuttgart 1887. Boissonnas 4 Quai de la Poste Geneve La Maison N'est Pas a L'Angle. Tous les cliches sont conserves'. Inscription in black ink reads, 'Property of Edith A. Murphy, Geneva Suitz. '89'

Boissonnas Photographie Instantanee

Portrait of boy holding paddle, beach setting

Item is a cream cabinet card with red letterpress at bottom, "G.A. OLDHAM, COLCHESTER." On verso, graphic design with text, "G.A. OLDHAM/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ AND/ MINIATURE PAINTER/ 11 QUEEN ST./ COLCHESTER/ NEGATIVES KEPT./ COPIES MAY BE HAD BY/ SENDING TO ABOVE ADDRESS./ Marion Imp. Paris, London - Déposé - Copyright." Photograph shows a boy holding a paddle, standing in front of a painted lake or seaside backdrop with a small boat on the shore. Boy is same as pictured in 2005.001.107.

G.A. Oldham Photographer and Miniature Painter

Portrait of woman

Item is a full length portrait of woman in Victorian dress. Black text below photograph reads, 'Phot E. Bondonneau 173 Palais Royal'. Black text on back of card reads, 'Cliché No. Il suffit d'indiquer ceNo poar obtenir des epreuves semblables. Emile Bondonneau Photographe Editeur. Galerie de Valois, 173 (Palais Royal.) Entree des Voitures, 1, Rue de Valois Paris.'

Emile Bondonneau

Portrait of W.J. Richards

Item is a white cabinet card with purple letterpress at bottom, "NEGRETTI/&/ZAMBRA/ CRYSTAL PALACE/ SYDENHAM." Photograph shows a bearded man in plain wool coat wearing a flat hat. On verso, in purple letterpress, "Negretti & Zambra/ CRYSTAL PALACE,/ SYDENHAM/ Copies may be had by/ quoting the above number." At top left, "No." is printed with "83297" handwritten in black ink immediately following. Along bottom right, written sideways in black ink, "W. J. Richards".

Negretti & Zambra

Portrait of man in highland dress

Item is a white carte-de-visite with hand-tinted print showing man in Highland dress with kilt, leaning on chair in studio setting. On verso, in black letterpress, "BARNES & SON/ Photographers/ 422,/ MILE END ROAD,/ AND AT/ BEDFORD HOUSE/ 6, Bedford Place,/ COMMERCIAL ROAD EAST./ DUPLICATES/ may be had at any time/ No." followed by "6864" in ink.

Barnes & Son

Portrait of a soldier, pointing

Item is a beige carte de visite with an image of a soldier, with plumed helmet and sword, in front of a studio backdrop. The man is posed, pointing off camera. On verso, in black letterpress, "No.../ GEORGE CROUGHTON/ FIRST CLASS PRIZE MEDALLIST,/ MINIATURE PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER,/ 19 ALBERT PLACE,/ LONDON ROAD SOUTH,/ LOWESTOFT./ THIS PORTRAIT CAN BE ENLARGED/ TO ANY SIZE AND FINISHED IN/ BLACK AND WHITE, OIL OR WATER COLOR."

Croughton, George Hanmer, 1843-1920

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 man next to writing desk

Item is a white card with black letterpress at bottom edge, "BEVAN,/ LOWESTOFT." Photograph is of a man dressed in long, double breasted coat holding a quill in his hand and leaning on a writing desk. Studio backdrop features a column with view to conservatory at right. On verso, photographer's stamp in the design of an artist's palette with brushes contains the text "H.W. BEVAN,/ PORTRAIT PAINTER/ AND PHOTOGRAPHER,/ LOWESTOFT."

Henry William Bevan

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 a young girl in bonnet with small shovel

Item is a beige cabinet card with embossed lettering at bottom edge, "Brigham SCARBOROUGH". Photograph is a full length portrait of a young girl standing on a table in front of a stone wall (painted). The giel wears a frilly dress and bonnet and holds a small wooden shovel or scoop. On verso, elaborate border design resembling lace lithographed in a brown ink and at the centre, the text "W D Brigham/ 20, ESPLANADE/ SCABOROUGH". In small print a tthe bottom, "COPYRIGHT Marion, Imp Paris".

W.D. Brigham, Photographer

[Portrait of woman in feathered hat]

Item is a pale yellow cabinet card with portrait of a woman in a flower patterened coat and high collar, gloves and feathered hat, leaning against a stone wall with potted plants. On verso, the motto and arms for the city of Aberdeen (showing three castles, two leapords and the motto "Bon Accord") followed by the photographer's stamp in black, "ARTIST/ &/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ W. Carey,/ 35 & 37 BACK WYND,/ ABERDEEN./ Pictures of every description,/ Copied, enlarged and finished in Oil,/ Water, or Crayon./ George Mason & Co."

W. Garey

Portrait of a young girl

Item is a white carte de visite with photograph of a young girl in dres with short lace sleeves and a dark sash around the waist. She is seated on fur. At the bottom of the card, in black letterpress, "Grimmett, INSTANTANEOUS PORTRAIT/ PARSONS ST BANBURY." On verso, a form is laid out sideways on the card. "IN ORDERING COPIES IS NOT NECESSARY/ TO SEND THIS PHOTOGRAPH SIMPLY QUOTE/ THIS NO". In black ink, no is given as "1136". "GRIMMETT,/ Art Photographer/ ALL PORTRAITS TAKEN BY AN INSTANTAEOUS PROCESS/ Parsons Street,/ Banbury./ THE NEGATIVE OF THIS PORTRAIT WILL BE PRESERVED SO THAT COPIES MAY BE HAD AT ANY TIME IT CAN BE ENLARGED OR/ REDUCED AND FINISHED IN OIL OR WATER COLOURS".

Grimmett Art Photographer

Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with light pink backing. Vignetted portrait of a woman in a high collared dress with vertical ribbon decoration. At bottom of front of card, in brown letterpress, "G. W. Secretan 210a TUFNELL PARK Rd". On verso, also in brown, "210a TUFNELL PART Rd/ LONDON N./ G. W. Secretan/ FROM Mora NEW YORK/ GROUNDS ATTACHED TO THE STUDIO/ FOR PHOTOGRAPHING CYCLISTS GROUPS/ & EQUESTRIAN PICTURES./ NEGATIVES ARE NEVER DESTROYED./ COPIES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME./ NO...../ ALEX:LINDNER, BERLIN".

George William O Secretan

Portrait of a boy in sailor suit with walking stick

Item is a green card with gold border and full length portrait of a young boy (about 5 years old) leaning against a wooden fence holding a walking stick. He wears a sailor style suit with rope necklace and a dark hat with ribbon sits at his feet. Painted landscape with trees behind him. On verso, elaborate gold lithographed design with oval pearl and ribbon border and the text "W. H. GOUGH/ Artist/ & PHOTOGRAPHER,/ 7, SWANSWEEL ST./ COVENTRY./ ALL NEGATIVES KEPT/ COPIES CAN ALWAYS BE OBTAINED THIS OR ANY/ OTHER PORTRAIT CAN BE ENLARGED & FINISHED/ IN OIL OR WATER COLORS." Handwritten at the upper left corner in ink, "24/ Aug 1885".

W. H. Gough

Portrait of man in checked suit

Item is a beige cabinet card with black letterpress at bottom edge, "Turner & Drinkwater/ 8, Regents Terrace/ Hull." Photograph is a portrait of a man leaning against a chair with his right hand in his pocket. He wears a checked suitjacket and matching waistcoat with plain trousers. There is a thin piece of glassine tissue attached at the top of the card that folds over the front of the card. The tissue has a design lithographed on it with the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales above the text "TURNER & DRINKWATER/ THE STUDIO ROYAL, HULL./ NO. 8/ REGENT'S TERRACE." On verso, black text printed sideways, "Photographers to Their Royal Highnesses/ The Prince & Princess of Wales,/ Duke of Edinburgh and/ Duke of Cambridge". Handwritten in pencil at the lower left corner, "43825".

Turner and Drinkwater

Portrait of young boy in bonnet

Item is a white cabinet card with gold embossed text at bottom edge, "F. Lupson & Co./ 27, HERTFORD ST/ COVENTRY." Photograph shows a young boy in a dress and bonnet reclining against a stone column and holding a basket in his right hand.

F. Lupson & Co.

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 girl with jump rope, on balcony

Item is a white cabinet card with gold border and image a young girl, seated on a window ledge with a jump rope and a small (stuffed or stone?) birl to the left. At bottom of card, in gold letterpress, "VANDYKE & BROWN/ PHOTOGRAPHERS" and at right "31 BOLD ST & 34 CASTLE ST/ LIVERPOOL." On verso, royal seal appears at top with large sideways lettering in centre "Vandyke & Brown". At upper left, "ARTISTE(sic) PHOTOGRAPHERS/ MINIATURE & PORTRAIT PAINTERS." Mid right "31, BOLD STREET/ AND/ 34, CASTLE STREET/ LIVERPOOL." At bottom right, "Negatives kept/ Copies may be had." and at centre "CARTES & CABINET PORTRAITS/ COLOURED TO ORDER."

Vandyke & Brown, Photographers

[Portrait of Cressie & Billy Leonard]

Item is a publicity photograph of two men in tuxedos and top hats holding canes. Identified to be Cressie Leonard (1887-unknown) and Billy Leonard (1891-1974), both Irish-born English variety theatre entertainers, musical comedy actors and singers. Here they are photographed for the 1916 and 1917 touring revue, "A la Carte".

Dobson Studios

Portrait of a man and woman in front of seaside backdrop

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with photograph of a woman with large hoop skirt seated, and a man in suit and waistcoat standing behind her, both in front of a backdrop depicting a balustrade and lake with a column and trees on the right. The column has the text "J. COOPER LONDON C.W." inscribed on it. On verso, in black letterpress, a decorative floral frame with the text "J. COOPER,/ Photographer,/ Londong, C.W." and at the bottom, "Copies of this Picture can be had at any time."

J. Cooper, Photographer

Family group sitting in studio car prop

Item consists of a brown coloured cabinet with a cream coloured verso. Adhered to the recto is an image of a man, woman, and two young girls sitting in a cardboard prop of a late nineteenth-century automobile. An older woman leans against the hood of the vehicle. All are wearing hats. The backdrop to this studio setting features a landscape. Recto reads: "W. Lees / PHOTOGRAPHER (left) / 23 BATH ST. / PORTOBELLO. (right)" and the verso has "7.00" inscribed with graphite.

William Lees

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

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 Blanche Maddinford

Item is a white cabinet card with brown letterpress at bottom, "H. Yeo" and "169 UNION ST/ PLYMOUTH." At the bottom centre, decorative etching of two medals from the Photographic Society of Great Britain with the dates 1853 and 1875. Text surrounding the medals reads "HIGHEST AWARD/ 1892/ SOCY OF GT. BRITAIN". Photograph is a portrait of a woman in embroidered blouse with broach, and puffed sleeved jacket seated in wooden chair with furs piled beside her on the left. On verso, black letterpress reading "H. Yeo Photographer/ 169,./ Union Street,/ PLYMOUTH./ REG. C.E. & C." At top left, handwritten in ink, "No. 44546g(?)" and at mid-right, also handwritten, "Aunt Blanche/ Maddiford".

H. Yeo, Photographer