Three of Mr & Mrs Charles Royd Smith's children

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Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title: Tri o blant Mr a Mrs Charles Royd Smith
Ffotograffydd/Photographer: Thereza Mary Dillwyn Llewelyn (1834-1926)
Nodyn/Note: The children of Mr & Mrs Charles Royd Smith of Southerop, Gloucestershire. Mrs Royd Smith was the daughter of Mdme Labouchere. The couple’s children were called Katinka, Gerald, Norna, Charles, Thorwald, Harold, Ronald, Brenda & Eric.
This print is probably half of a stereo image as it is identical to a stereo by Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn.
Stereo collodion negative held in the National Museums and Galleries of Wales archives, dated 1856.
Dyddiad/Date: 1856
Cyfrwng/Medium: Print taken from a collodion negative.
Cyfeiriad/Reference: dil00060 (pb08732/32)
Rhif cofnod / Record no.: 3590003

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    LJMcK

    • 15/Nov/2009 05:53:10

    Actually, I think this is likely boy, girl, boy. Side parts in the hair usually means that the child was male, a part in the middle a girl - this rule holds up fairly well for most nineteenth century photos of children you will see. Otherwise there was often surprisingly (to us) little difference in the hairstyles and clothing of young children, regardless of gender. If the title is original to the photo then this image would offer an interesting counterexample (they do exist!) to this general rule.

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    LlGC ~ NLW

    • 18/Nov/2009 16:08:36

    Hi LJMcK, Many thanks for your comment on the previous title ("Three girls, daughters of Mr & Mrs Charles Royd Smith"). As this title was supplied by a cataloguer, and not taken from the original photograph, it has now been changed to reflect the information that you have supplied regarding children's hair-parting during this period. Thank-you again for your valuable and interesting comment. We hope you enjoy looking through the rest of our collection on Flickr!