Revealing photographs from 1920s are found in York skip
Updated 10:51am Friday 30th May 2014 in News
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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