Many of the Society’s collections contain fascinating and insightful photographs. Most photographs are of family members, military personnel, pets, locations etc but some collections contain more unusual photographs i.e. bombed London locations.

Suggested lecture:

Sat 16th October 2010 at 2pm Learn about your Ancestors from Old Photographs. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Here are just a few examples:

The Seear family were particularly connected with confectionery and tea selling, their Special Collection contains many fascinating pictures and information on the shopkeepers in S.E. London.

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The extensive Lister Collection contains many beautiful family photographs from the 19th century such as this one of mother and daughter.

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The photograph on the left is of ‘Gwen Harold’ and can be found in an album from the Baxter-Holl Special Collection along with the photograph on the right which was taken in Haslemere, Surrey.  The Baxter-Holl album contains many stunning pictures, few of  which have been dated which should be a reminder to us all to name and date all of our photographs.

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This photograph is from the Cartland Special Collection and shows the Suhum and District Scout Council in Ghana with Rev A Cofie, taken in 1936.

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Filed under: Family History Treasures

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