These eyes have seen a lot. Ah, the stories she could tell.
Written on the back in an elegant hand "A Taylor age 72," "E Taylor Photo Ramsgate," and "Taken at Wxxxxxx on Sea 1871"
I confess, she could be 42? or 92? but I think 72 makes sense because I found this in an album with many photos taken dated between 1870 and 1889. The 7 in the date matches the 7 in her age.
I love the look of these old images and I love how they tickle the imagination. As one who has aspirations to write, I find these photos to be quite inspiring. These are living, breathing characters waiting for someone to write new stories about them.
I have spent an inordinate amount of time editing the pictures, trying to get the condition, color, and exposure as accurate as possible. Don't want to misrepresent anything. They are well over a century old and in very good condition for the age. But they are OLD.