Maud Alice Swires (1890 - 1969), my paternal grandmother,
as a child (aged about 4) taken by
John W Coney in his Pietermaritzburg studio. Cabinet print.
|Tradeplate of W E James as seen on the reverse of a photograph|
of the Bell family (see above), possibly taken outside
the lightkeeper's residence on the Bluff.
This photo was one of few in an outside location at this date.
James had a studio at Central West Street, Durban in 1875. The photo must have been taken after the death of Captain William Bell in 1869. Those in the picture include Douglas Bell (possibly the figure holding the telescope; on the back the name is given as Uncle Dog), an unknown man who might have been the Assistant Lightkeeper, 'Aunt Ellen' (Ellen Harriet Bell married Baxter) and 'Cousin Violet Bell' (Violet Amy Bell daughter of Sarah Scott Bell, later Pay).
The original photo was in black and white but was restored and coloured by artist Hartmut Jager.
|Cabinet print by E Larsen, 410 West St, Durban|
Emil and Gusta Larsen with daughter Dora. Gusta was
the daughter of Thomas and Ane Dahle of Lot 30 Marburg
|Portrait miniature of Ross's sister Magdalena Dalton |
c. 1835–40, Watercolour on ivory)
|These tintypes have been hand-coloured - very unusual.|
Dickinson Brothers advertisement from Natal Almanac 1874
Henry Francis Fynn photographed by Charles Hammond Dickinson
Brock's advert in Natal Almanac 1876; the ad tells us he was still
producing cartes-de-visite which could be hand-coloured and even made to 'Life Size'.