Where available, photographs and Albums which we have successfully passed to proven descendants can be viewed in this gallery.
Lois June Lawrence Baker
A Postcard-backed photograph of Lois June Lawrence Baker aged 10 months was passed to her daughter in September 2012.
William Paul Bridson
A Carte de Visite was passed to William Paul Bridson’s Great Grandson in July 2012. William Paul Bridson was a Lieutenant in the King’s Own Regiment in 1864 and, by 1871, was a Captain. The son of Thomas Ridgway Bridson, Mayor of Bolton and owner of the Bridson Bleachworks, William Paul Bridson was born in 1838 in Bolton. He died in 1900 in St Peter Port, Guernsey and is buried there in La Foulon Cemetery.
The Strickland and Anstey Families
Between 2008 – 2011, four Cabinet Portraits were passed to a descendant of Walter Charles Strickland, cousin of Sir Gerald Strickland, later Baron Strickland of Sizergh. More detailed information can be found here.
August, Alice and Robert von Wasserman
Although this Cabinet Portrait remains in our collection, we have included it as a success following our receipt of detailed information from a distant relative. That information can be found here.
Captain Sidney Lawson Smith
A postcard-backed photograph of Captain Sidney Lawson was passed to his grandson in 2007. Captain Lawson Smith was well known in Folkestone where he demonstrated his diving skills. He was the first person to develop and use an under water gas cutter in salvage operations.
Alfred John Sparks and Violet Marian Sparks (née Weekes)
Two Cartes de Visite were passed to the niece of Alfred John Sparks in 2006. Unfortunately, copies of the photographs are no longer available.
The Goldie Scott Family of Balmaclellan Kircudbrightshire
A set of six Cartes de Visites were passed to the Grandson of Thomas Goldie Scott in 2004.
The Hales Family Album
A Victorian Album containing Cabinet Portraits and Cartes de Visite of the Hales, Clinch, Cox and Goodhew families of Kent were passed to the great nephew of Henrietta Hales in 2004.