Re: [genphoto] old photos on cards-Thanks
- Thank you. Good that still leaves open the possibility that this is the
person it is labelled as being.
In a message dated 6/27/2005 7:05:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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> Rhonda Ray,
> The photos were normally delivered from the studio attached to the
> card. It is not likely that a photograph would be attache to a card
> at a later tie.
> Photo studios did do a lot of copying of old photographs, so it is
> possible that an older photograph was copied, and the new copy was
> delivered mounted on the card.
> I hope that this helps.
> Ken Allen
> Image Conservator, Inc.
> On Jun 27, 2005, at 3:05 PM, Rstarthistle@... wrote:
> > I have several old photos from around 1900 and just acquired some
> > more. they
> > are attached to cards. Many of the cards say Brookshire, Matthews &
> > Co Central
> > Gallery (and Central Art Gallery) some say 403 23rd Avenue
> > Meridian, MS
> > and others say 405 23rd Ave. Another says Brookshire Thames & Co.
> > Central Art
> > Studio 403 23rd Ave Meridian, MS. First of all has anyone ever
> > heard of
> > this company (in whichever format) and know when exactly it was in
> > business?
> > Secondly, if the photos are attached to these cards does that mean
> > that they
> > took the pic or would pics sometimes be attached to the cards
> > later? My
> > gr-grandmother's first husband was a Matthews in Meridian so she
> > probably had ties to
> > these same Matthews in the photography business but I have a photo
> > on one of
> > these labelled as someone that would have died quite a few years
> > before the
> > Matthews come into the family. (could always be mislabelled I know)
> > but I was
> > curious as to whether pics would be attached later- all the pics I
> > have on
> > cards are "paper thin" so I don't see how that is possible but
> > thought I'd ask.
> > Then one other possibility exists- if the company was in business
> > for awhile
> > as Brookshire Matthews and company then they did not live that far
> > from
> > meridian to have travelled there when the woman was still alive and
> > had the pic taken
> > which would be great as that would give us the only known pic of
> > this woman.
> > Rhonda Raye