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Brackenbury Family on Day Out, Castleton, 1921
Brackenbury, John Hartley
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Pictured on the road from Castleton towards Dirtlow Rake are Albert Berwick (in uniform), John Brackenbury sitting on the left and his wife Amy next to their infant son John.
A quarter plate photograph by John Hartley Brackenbury from Sheffield.
In the background is the ridge from Lose Hill via Back Tor to Mam Tor.
This comes from a set of 14 photographs of Derbyshire, copied by Austin Brackenbury in 2008/9, direct from an album prepared by his parents in 1921. They are a collection following a visit from America of his mother's brother, Albert Berwick and his American wife; Albert was in the American Army. For reasons unknown, the album was never sent to Mr and Mrs Berwick and remained in the possession of Austin's parents.
The photographer used a quarter plate camera on tripod, using the traditional black cloth to focus the image on the ground glass screen, getting someone else to press the release if he wanted to appear in the photograph himself.
The infant son, John (Jack) was one year old in this photograph.