Sitting room

Scope and Content

Postcard of a black and white photograph of a sitting room, printed on cream card. Roughly late 1930s in style, with a fire place and gas fire, table, armchairs, bookshelves and chest of draws. There is an electric ceiling light, and light is coming into the room from two large windows in the left of the picture. There is a cat curled up on an armchair. The reverse has an illegible manuscript note scribbled across in blue crayon.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Mirroring, bottom quarter. Image faded upper left quarter, some scratching to surface, black and dark blue spotting (ink) centre top. Slight creasing / abrasions to edges. Reverse, surface dirt and dark smudging which has rubbed off another document. The card has yellowed. Production method: gelatin silver print.