Portrait of Kathleen Courtney

Scope and Content

Enlarged black and white studio portrait of Kathleen Courtney, a very elderly woman wearing a matching patterned dress and jacket, and string of pearls. Head and shoulders only. Taken in front of a studio backdrop. Her face has been touched up. The photograph is mounted in a presentation card of cream card, folded in two. With a photographer's stamp on the reverse.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Crease to card, bottom right. The fluid used to touch up the photograph has yellowed and degraded, leaving obvious patches on the face. Needs conservation assessment. Slight repair needed. Production method: gelatin silver print, hand toughed up.