Back to the Land

Scope and Content

Faded black and white posed photograph of three women wearing farm worker's clothes, one sitting with a tabby cat [Christopher] on her lap, two standing. A wirehaired terrier dog [Skeff] is sitting on the floor by them. They are standing outside a house, with a table laid for a meal behind them in a recess / under an overhang. One woman is wearing a long smock and white bonnet, and holding a rake. The other woman standing is wearing a tunic, brimmed hat and is holding a pail and agricultural tool. Brownish in tone, pasted onto a page in the album, with a manuscript caption on the left white edge.

Note: it appears to be the same house as 7ELB/A/8/40/1, 41/1. It seems to be a staged photograph in fancy dress.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Faded and very yellowed, two tears top edge, crease and abrasion bottom left corner, scratches to surface and horizontal white streaks on image. Slight repair needed. Production method: gelatin-silver print.