Friday, 26 February 2016

Photos and Sketches

This weeks find in old an Ilford Film box are some broken glass negs. We have jigsawed them back together to take a look and have found two sets of matching photographs and drawings.
Whilst photographs were being printed in the late 19th century, photographic images were not reproduced in the printing industry until later. Therefore to get images produced for publicity, sketches were made from photographs of the building as seen below right.

The above photograph must be dated after 1877, as this was the lauch year of Lincrusta which can be seen on the walls. 

The next set of images are of the showroom downstairs.

In this enlarged version, you can see that the showroom is filled with portrait photographs and the odd building and lanscape.

The last sketch is of the shopfront on Midland Road. The details is fabulous - each brick has been drawn!

Sadly there is a large section missing but as more than one negative tended to be made we are hopeful that a more complete one will turn up!

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