jueves, 20 de octubre de 2016

Fotografía antigua. Carta de Visita Albert Sachs Bradford. Vintage photography Carte de Visita Photographer Albert Sachs Bradford

Carta de visita que representa a un niño posando orgulloso con su barco de vela de juguete
Dorso de foto, carta de visita de Albert Sachs, estudio en Mannigham Lane between the Grammar School & Theather Royal Bradford.

  • .....Albert Sach's studio in Manningham Lane was described as being between the Grammar School and Theatre Royal Bradford. Many Actresses and Actors came to the studio to have their photographs taken and Sachs published these on postcards.  


Foto, carta de gabinete que no muestra dos niñas con vestido de domingo pero donde destacan los sombreros o gorros de enorme tamaño que, desde nuestro punto de vista actual, serían ridiculos por su desproporción pero que, seguro, eran moda en la época.
No tengo casi datos de este fotografo de origen aleman que ejercio en Bradford, principalmente en el periodo 1875/1890. 
En estas fotos podemos ver que es un fotografo profesional, con gusto.
  • Albert Sachs and Walter Scott, Bradford photographers: Pantomime and Music-Hall Actresses appearing in Theatres in Bradford between 1900 and 1920. , Photographs published in Bradford, Yorkshire :A collection of 66 different real photograph postcards on late Victorian and Edwardian pantomime and music hall actresses appearing in Bradford theatres between about 1900 and 1920. The collections is preserved in a modern archival postcard album. All the photographs were taken by one or other of two Bradford firms of photographers, Albert Sachs and Walter Scott

     Cartas de visita:

    Niña con abrigo


    Madre e hija

    Albert Sachs

    Gustave Wilhelm Albert Sachs known as Albert Sachs was born in Sophien, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg,Prussia in 1842. His parents were Heinrich Julius Franz Sachs and Marie Dorothee Henriette Grunewald

    The 1871 census shows Albert now aged 28 living in Bradford and visiting Timothy Robinson, Photographer at 4 Hill Top Thornton Bradford. Also at the address were Timothy Robinson’s wife Sarah Elizabeth and Arthur Hartley, Robinsons adopted son and assistant, aged 13.  

    The introduction of the Electric Light
    It February 1882 it was reported that “Albert Sachs well known photographer of North Parade Bradford had published a series of photographic views by the Electric Light at the recent conversazione in Saltaire.”
    The use of Electric Lighting was an important milestone in Studio photography as it was no longer necessary to rely upon daylight and the working hours of the studios could be extended. It also allowed studios to be built at ground floor level without the expense of creating a leaky exterior glass structures or a roof based studios which were less convenient for customers who were forced to climb flights of stairs. Although the date at which Albert introduced electric light into his studio is unclear he began to produce Cabinet Photographs promoting the use of Electric Light and here are a few examples. In fact Van De Weyde and Mayall had opened Electric Light studios in London in 1882 but it was 1894 before Rosemont opened one in Leeds and he claimed that it was the only one in Yorkshire. (Ref YEP 10th Dec 1894) Perhaps Rosemont was referring to mains electricity rather than electricity from a generator

     


    Printing Processes.

    The Sachs studio must have tried many different methods of printing photographs over the years, some being more successful than others. Two of the most successful methods were The Permanent Chromotype and the The Platinotype. Examples are shown here and as can be seen these images are in remarkable condition considering they are all over 100 years old.