I realize my posting has been a bit spotty of late. Drama at work (potential department cuts) has left me uninspired for posts and for completed things to post about. Pretty sure you are not interested in seeing my completed coloring pages and jigsaw puzzles! My group and I are also not getting out in costume lately…partially due to busy schedules and partially due to my energy slump.
But in the interest of letting you know that I have not died, here is a quick post about my carte de visite album.
Queen Victoria’s doppelganger or what! I find the profile sitting interesting. Was there a reason for that? Something on the right side of her face she is trying to hide? Trying to draw attention to the head wear? What is the thing she is wearing on her head? Is it purely a fashion statement or does it mean something? Not a nun, but a nurse perhaps? If anyone knows, be sure to share.
Out of the sleeve, we get no further information. There is no photographer’s stamp on the front or the back.
Now for the gent…
Taking him out of the sleeve reveals one thing…these two photos were likely not taken at the same place so it is harder to speculate that there is some sort of tie between the two.
The style of card stock is different and the gent has a photographers stamp.
We seem to have his birth and death written on the back. (A good 84 years of life!) So possibly these were reprinted after death or the dates were added later? I read the word on the bottom as Rebecca’s. Perhaps the person handing out the photographs, wrote the name of the person who was to receive each one? I know I have done that with my kids’ school photos.
That’s it for me today. I can’t say there will be effort on my part to post again this week. I’m expecting some major developments this week in regards to the work drama so depending how the chips fall, my motivation will either rise or fall…we shall see.