Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Golden Age Of Gate Standing Photos


STANDING AROUND 9

This old photograph seems to have acquired blobs of colour over the decades, like a velvet jacket picking up cat hairs. Leaving aside the brown blobs and the blue lines, you can focus on the family by the front gate: a mother and four children. My guess is that the photograph dates from either the very end of the nineteenth century or the beginning of the twentieth - the golden age of gate-standing photos.

2 comments:

  1. Those little children are wearing very long-ago clothes. 1880s maybe?

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  2. You could very easily have scanned and "color-corrected" that photo to make it a plain black & white shot... and I'm so glad that you didn't! It's quirky little things like this that help to give old photos their charm.

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