PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG COUPLE IN LEEDS, ENGLAND

QUEENS ARCADE_0003A young well dressed couple pose for their portrait at the Allen Nield studio in England. The woman in this photograph appears to be only semi conscious but she is probably just at a loss as to how to pose for the camera. Nied had four studios at the time that this photograph was taken. There were two galleries in Leeds, and one each in Manchester and Stockport.

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A BOY AND A SHOVEL (1886)

A young boy poses in the studio of Brown, Barnes and Bell for a portrait. He is wearing a knit sailor outfit and holding a toy shovel. The tool is most likely a studio prop and not revealing any information about the child. The photograph was taken in 1886 as determined by the logo on the reverse of the card. Richard Brown, Robert William Barnes and Joseph Bell built a dynasty of photographic studios that reached around the world. At the time of this photograph, the studio had locations in London, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, and New Castle. All of these studios were located in England so the international expansion had not begun yet. The studio advertised themselves as photographers to “Her Majesty The Queen” and the Prince of Wales, and several members of the Royal Family.

PRETTY WOMAN IN RUFFLED LACE DRESS (LEEDS, ENGLAND)

This cabinet card is an image of a very pretty woman who is also quite fashionable. She is wearing a ruffled lace dress and appears very comfortable in front of the camera. She is wearing matching bracelets around each of her lower arms. Hopefully a visitor to the site can explain the reason she is wearing two matching bracelets and why they are worn higher than her wrists. The photographer is J.Garratt of Leeds, England.

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