Two men

Scope and Content

Black and white photograph of the heads of two men, on thin paper. Only a small area of the image is still visible, the majority of the photograph has degraded to a point where the image has completely disappeared, leaving brownish grey, changing to a greenish tone towards the edges, with a silvery sheen. The image that remains has faded, and has the same silvery sheen. It is of the head and shoulders of two men, one, with a short-sleeved white shirt, dark tie, dark hair and moustache slightly in front of the other whose face is resting on his hands. This is held between pages of the diary covering Feb 1913, but there is no indication of who the subjects are.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. The image has degraded and completely disappeared in from the edge, leaving an uneven oval section in the centre. The image which remains has faded and possibly darkened. The surface has a number of creases and abrasions, especially towards the edge, and is pock marked all over. It is possible that the print was not properly fixed. Extensive treatment needed. Production method: gelatin-silver print.