Three women having tea

Scope and Content

Black and white photograph of three women [EMC, Mrs Pierce, Miss Brown] sitting in a garden having tea. One is sitting on a deck chair, and is drinking from a china teacup. In the centre is a table, or trolley, laid with a white tablecloth and a tea service on a tray. On the left is a free standing cake stand, with a plate on the top layer, and what seems to be a chocolate cake on the bottom layer. Behind them is a high hedge. Pasted onto a page in the album, with a manuscript caption on the bottom white edge.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Faded, the image has disappeared to white in patches top centre and bottom. Surface very scratched, with white streaks and uneven white faint spotting / patches. Extensive treatment needed. Production method: gelatin silver print.