Mrs. W. Thompson
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Here is an old photo which came with information on the reverse. Is she
part of your family?
|NOTE: The W was probably her
husband's initial unless she was a widow.
- Photographer: There is a Frederick Lupson on Michael
Pritchard's London Photographers site but he comes under the
category of photographers who "do not appear in the London
Post Office Directories. This suggests they were working for a short
period, were not working as a photographer as their main profession
or, in most cases, were working beyond the area or time period covered
by the Post Office directories. They are included here for
completeness sake and further research is needed to determine their
exact status and period of working" (Pritchard, n.d.).
- Card: The square corners, simple back and full-length
portrait would seem to date it as from the early 1860s. See
Roger Vaughan's dating
CDV photographs from the designs on the back.
- Fashion: Again from a
Roger Vaughan example the fashions look similar to those depicted
for 1860 although her dress appears less sumptous than in his
examples. Perhaps she wasn't as rich? Or perhaps she was
of puritan convictions and didn't believe in fripperies? She has
a book and glasses - a sign of literacy.
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