Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Making an assumption that this woman and our previous International Lovely are mother and daughter is like assuming two people know each other because they went to the same college, but I can’t help but make the potential connection. These two photographs are one above the other on the left side of an open page of the Dobb Long Book, and the photo made in Cheltenham was on a previous page.

I particularly like the first photo. It looks pensive and thoughtful without too much pretense of tipping into the morose.

The photographer is W. H. Midwinter  Co. at 48 Park Street in Bristol, England.

6 thoughts on “International lovely’s mother?

  1. They look related, Id be shocked if they werent, the features are very similar.

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  2. IntenseGuy says:

    Bristol and Cheltenham, UK are only about 40 miles apart.

    I think she too, is laughing at my feeble efforts to determine who she was…

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  3. Related..yes for sure..I expected to see a lovely description of the dress:)

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  4. S Allan says:

    this was most likely taken by uncle “Mid” Midwinter or my gg grandfather Walter G Harvey b1861. I have a number of portraits from the shop, including some of William H Midwinter & Walter. I am wondering if it is a photo of an older Auntie Kate Midwinter,. My gg grandmother Emmie Harvey was a superb dressmaker by all accounts and she made many gowns for their clients to wear at a ‘sitting’. If you are interested, I could send a few more pics to see if you think she looks like Kate. The plot thickens!

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    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      This is really interesting. I would love to see some other photos! Contact me through the contact form and we can discuss further.

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    2. Tim Pearce says:

      I have just been shown a photo of a schoolboy, aged about 13, with his Eton collar and mortarboard. Can you tell me the years that Midwinters functioned.? If they took the new boy photographs for schools, then it could be Clifton, but they may have gone farther afield. The boy may be of my father’s generation or my grandfather’s. so anytime between 1890 and 1930.

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