A small box of glass negatives has recently been found in this area. These are some of the images that have been printed from these negatives.
We have no idea who was the photographer or any of models or even the year that they were first developed.
Anybody out there recognise anybody?
Silver Gelatine Dry Plate Negatives were invented by Dr. Richard L. Maddox and first became available in 1873. They were the first economically successful durable photographic medium.
Unlike the wet plate variety gelatine dry plates were more easily transported, usable when dry, and needed less exposure to light than the wet plates.
Other distinguishing features between the wet and dry variety were the thinner glass and a more evenly coated emulsion in the dry plate negative form.
Dry plate glass negatives were in common use between the 1880s and the late 1920s.