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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Faded photographs…

Those of you who are regular follower of my brother’s “belles-blogs”
will know that his thread of old photographs titled, Sepia Saturday is coming up to its 100th entry. 

Many of the posts originate from the Burnett family albums and here and there, you will find images of a much younger me.  However, there is one photograph that brother does not have.  It is hand-tinted rather than sepia, but I believe it qualifies none the less.  Here is me again, at about the age of two. 

I can remember catching the tram to have the photograph taken in the studio of Brown Muff’s department store, Bradford - once known as the “Harrods of the North”.  I can also remember nervously chewing the collar of the coat I was wearing.  It tasted good!

Incidentally, from what I can make out, the pencil inscription on the mount is an abbreviation of “Brown Muff’s Studio”. 


  1. What a lovely photo. Now I wonder what colour your socks and shirt really were!

  2. Your brother has a copy of it now - thanks, I have added it to my collection.