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ePz Member Discovers Historic Photos - Can you help identify the places in these rescued glass negatives?

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One of the rescued images, showing a seaside resort somewhere in the UK. Do you know where this is?

An ePHOTOzine member who discovered a box full of old glass negatives is trying to find out more information on the origins of the photos.

ePHOTOzine member David Hopkins, better known as nikon, discovered a box full of glass negatives on a rubbish tip in North Kent.

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He has recently been uploading some of the better preserved slides onto the site. "A while ago I found a cedar wood box on a local rubbish tip which contained a number of glass negatives relating to bye gone times, many of which were in a sad state of decomposition," he commented on his blog.

The images vary from portraits of gentry to a coastal town somewhere in the UK.

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Take a look at David's blog to see more of the rescued images. Can you help to identify the places and people in these images?

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js12  125 forum posts Czech Republic
5 Mar 2013 - 8:17 PM

This is what I call B&W photography!! Who needs Leica monochrome any more...Wink

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6 Mar 2013 - 12:19 PM

I have some too if you would like to see them 1 is of two steam ships in port as far as we know it is the ony photo of these ships that exists.

Othelma  5 England
6 Mar 2013 - 5:43 PM

The first photograph looks like Scarborough's North Bay showing the castle on top of the cliff........

Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 2:18 PM

This should at least help date the images as the sign painted under the pub bay windows (Right of image on glass negative 3)

"Noakes & Co Ltd, Black Eagle Brewery, Bermondsey, London were founded (reputedly) in 1697. Brewing ceased at the Bermondsey brewery in 1921 when it was transferred to Noakes' newly acquired Cannings Royal Brewery in Windsor. Acquired by Courage in 1930 and brewing ceased."

As for the location i cant help.

I agree with Othelma about the first image it does look a lot like Scarborough.

The second image i cant help with, but, the size of that cigar !! and if he smoked it then he must have been ill ?



nik111 ePHOTOzine Staff 6311 forum postsnik111 vcard United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 - 3:49 PM

Quote: The first photograph looks like Scarborough's North Bay showing the castle on top of the cliff........

I thought this too when I first looked at the image. Smile

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