Man standing next to steps.

Scope and Content

Black and white informal photograph of a man, wearing a suit, with cigarette in hand, standing by some steps in a garden. Taken on a sunny day. He seems to be laughing, and the image is slightly out of focus. Faded to a brownish tone, and pasted onto a page in the notebook.

The opposite page has a manuscript caption: 'The limit, the sheer / limit, old chap.'

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Yellowed badly, mirroring, top and bottom right, marked with spots of blue ink centre, marked badly by damp and rust from staples on both left corner, especially top. Stable. Extensive treatment needed. Production method: gelatin silver print.