Rotten shame…

A set of quarter plate glass negatives arrived last week, bought for one plate in particular. Its such a shame there is deterioration in the emulsion layer.

From the emulsion side it doesn’t look too bad. Maybe someone tried to give it a clean and regretted it.

When viewed through the glass side you can see the extent of the damage.

Still a great studio image, and that cast iron head brace stands unashamedly to one side.