Must remember not to leave my drawings around.
VR#1 - This woman appears to be the same woman who appears in VR#4. I bought them as part of a collection. I’m not yet able to identify whether this image is before or after the other one.
There are no redeeming features on the reverse, so the only clue is that the photographer was a “J A O’Neill”. The photo is mounted on a brown card, which has been trimmed down at some stage.
#VR3 - This appears to be the same man as that in #VR2 but from a different session (different clothes, slightly different hairstyle and a different studio). This person sat for his photo in Bedford, although it’s hard to see whether this image was taken before or after the other one.
The image is mounted on cream card and there is the number “16148” written on the reverse. The studio name is on the front as “J Thomson” and “72 High Street, Bedford”.
#VR2 This gentleman’s photograph is mounted on a cream card which reads “Searle Bros” and “191 Brompton Road, S.W.” beneath it. On the reverse it has a number “29280”.
It appears to be one of two images of this man (the other is #VR3, and was found with the photo #V4.
This elegant looking woman was part of a set of images that i found in Hyperion Antiques in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. The photograph is on green card, which has (what very much looks like) “Mr Coates, 2 Fanthorpe St. Green mount. 1 1/2 green frame. Wed … … Kept Ca….” written in what is probably an older person’s writing on the reverse. Beneath this, there’s a number (presumably the photographer’s) “26y30A”. On the front in the bottom right corner it gives a ‘Baker Street’ name for the photographer.