Month: April 2017

Through glass: North Norfolk, Herbert Thomas Cave

A second set of Philip’s glass. These are 6 x 6 inch glass plates, mostly in rather nice condition, a few are de-laminating slightly and they’re a bit dotty in places but basically all sound. These are believed to be by a photographer called Herbert Thomas Cave. The box notes would indicate these are his. The bulk of his collection was auctioned by Gaze in Diss in 2012 along with his cameras and equipment, but these escaped. He continued to record aspects of Norfolk life around Dereham and Swaffham until the 1940s. Cave’s studios were at 5 Church Street,...

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Through Glass – Philip’s Glass: Trams

A few sample images from a batch of glass I’ve got access to via a friend Phil. There are only three of these and they are in a bit of a state, looks like they weren’t fixed terribly well and are quite badly smoked so I’ve had to pull them back a bit by processing them, but they are a reasonable representation of what they probably should look like had they not been slowly developing for the last 100-ish years. Rumour has it these were taken in Thorpe or possibly Trowse, and a bit of poking about has revealed...

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