Every now and again I’ll buy an album of film negatives if the content looks of interest. From the small jpegs of these negatives on Ebay I could see they were early film negatives of somewhere in the Mediterranean. At first glance I thought maybe Greece. They’ve now been digitised and I can see they are in fact taken in various parts of Italy. Rome, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius feature in most frames.
As for date I am unsure between 1890 and 1910 at a guess. I can’t be sure of the film base. There is curvature to all and some have some base damage/deterioration. Maybe dating can be judged by dress and local architecture. They measure 3×4 inches, and seem to be cut sheet film from a larger roll. No edge markings.
If anyone has any details on the content of any of the negatives please do get in touch. Thank you.