‘Still bombing us but still here’ – Notes From Winnie’s Diary

Today’s post is written by one of our dedicated Volunteers, Margaret, who became involved with the project when she stumbled upon a portrait of her Great Aunt, Winifred Lilian Garman, amongst our collection. Upon discovering the Past on Glass project Margaret has since been a keen Negative Digitiser and Researcher and is today bringing us…

The Case of The Mysterious Roving Moustache

As we have worked our way through the glass plates in our collection, cleaning, rehousing and digitising them as we go, we have become very aware that practically all of the negatives have been retouched to some degree or another. This is no great surprise to us. Photographic retouching, as an art, is something that preceeds Photoshop by many decades…