An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs
Friday, March 16, 2012
Rural Vintage Swim
A handsome chap don't you think. Another of the fruits of my trip to Chichester last weekend. Along with the photo below. It appears to be a recent (i.e. late 20th century) print of an older negative. The seller from whom I bought it had several folders of snapshot sized negatives for sale as well and I tried to trawl my way through them all to see if I could find the negative for this, but to no avail. It's tiny: the actual image size is only about 2" square. Small though it is, I love the image for its candid quality and its depiction of rural life perhaps eighty or a hundred years ago.
I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK.
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