This is another historical dry plate negative.
A little strange this one. The artist with his back to the camera and collar up, doesn’t seem to want to be recognised.
The three friends/passerbys, two looking towards camera and one looking at a book? Its a really strange set up, almost like it was a grab shot but yet so obviously staged.
Thats what I enjoy with these plates, so much information but so little understanding of whats actually going on.