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Annie Hughes: a tinted photograph"


Annie was married to John Hughes and lived at 49, Drury Lane and later at The Glen Cottage, Higher Common and then 85, Brunswick Road. She was a dressmaker and died aged 99. Her maiden name was Astbury of 27, Finney Street, Rhosddu. Her youngest daughter was Margaret - Peggy Downey (see 139.15).


This is a very early example of black and white photos being tinted or painted to look like a portrait. A photographer called at the house and took photos of Annie and John Hughes. The two "photo portraits" were eventually wrapped in newspaper and stored in an outside toilet. This one of Annie Hughes was slightly damaged around the lace collar (she was a dressmaker and had made the dress and lace herself). In 2000, they were restored by Duttons of Chester, who commented that they were the best examples of the technique of tinting they had seen.

Author: Wynne, Jean


Year = 1910

Gender = Female

People = Single

Extra = Fashion

Extra = Formal Portrait

Extra = 1910s

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