Tuesday, 11 August 2009
I have a large number of photos belonging to my father's family, most of whom I don't recognise nor, sadly, are they labelled. These two are are exceptions to that, and I know that the lady on the left is my great-grandmother and the man with a sword is my great-grandfather. They were married in 1849.
The picture on the right is quite faded. I don't know if there is anything anyone can do about it. Can it be rescued? I would love to have it preserved for future generations. The sword in the photo has been preserved or at least it is still in existence. It, as well as the pictures, has moved around with us for years. It's sitting up in our loft right now waiting for its next move to a new attic.
Intriguingly, alongside these two photos, I found this in a better condition.
Why on earth would anyone include an advertisement for Globe Polish, albeit with a picture of Lord Kitchener, amongst family portraits? Perhaps they used the polish for the sword. I wonder if Lord Kitchener was happy for his name and image to be used to endorse a metal polish?