This is the first of some small snapshots of items of interest that the Guard Books of black & white negatives are finding..
Remember these…. in a previous blog I mentioned the reflections both intentional & unintentional…
Early photographs of mirrors in the 1850s,
Mirror with carved & gilt frame, Venetian; by Charles Thurston Thompson (1816 – 68), Albumen Print; from the album, Furniture Exhibited at Gore House, Vol.2 by John Webb, 1853.
Accession number 32639.
It seems lessons were not heeded, or it may have been deliberate as numerous examples have been popping up of the same style or application.
But sometimes you get the feeling it might be deliberate, especially a this mirror photographed in 1927.
…. photographed again in 2001
It seems old habits die hard…..