Revealing photographs from 1920s are found in York skip

Revealing photographs from 1920s are found in York skip

ARTISTIC: A model clad only in a translucent gown

This picture shows a plane operated by the Aircraft Transport & Travel Ltd

The picture of the Royal Scots Greys in full service dress

A model poses on a stool, one of the pictures found in the skip

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A VINTAGE collection of 1920s photograph negatives have been found in a skip in York.

The collection of black and white frames feature women posing nude and are part of a set of 100 six-by-four inch glass plate negatives, thought to be almost a century old, which were discovered wrapped in newsprint from the early 1980s.

The photos, which have since been digitally enhanced, include shots of mounted Royal Scots Greys in full service dress, as well as one of an Aircraft Transport & Travel Ltd plane, a firm which ceased operating in 1921.

The collection features family portraits, early British cars and even a man with an early cine movie camera.

Wombells auctioneer and valuer Matt Harris, who is selling the items on May 31, said the collection is likely to date from about 1920.

Mr Harris said: “Along with the plane and car pictures there are also the nude studies and while many of them are staged in the manner of classic art, the one with the woman on her back is something particularly new.

“For 20 years, 1920s photography has been recognised as an artistic medium.”

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10:27am Fri 30 May 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Will this be a developing story? And will it be subject to a load of negative comments?
Will this be a developing story? And will it be subject to a load of negative comments? Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 10

3:21pm Fri 30 May 14

Blythespirit says...

Yep... the one on the stool's definitely my Grandmother!
Yep... the one on the stool's definitely my Grandmother! Blythespirit
  • Score: 3

3:28pm Fri 30 May 14

pedalling paul says...

Oh grandmama...what big eyes you've got.....
Oh grandmama...what big eyes you've got..... pedalling paul
  • Score: 16

5:41pm Fri 30 May 14

willybendit says...

there not my eye`s stupid boy
there not my eye`s stupid boy willybendit
  • Score: 3

4:39pm Sat 31 May 14

Y.I.P. says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Oh grandmama...what big eyes you've got.....
LOL
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Oh grandmama...what big eyes you've got.....[/p][/quote]LOL Y.I.P.
  • Score: -1

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