There's no doubt that it's a man, but who?
He's still unknown but the back of the CdV helps a bit.
|Photo Art Studios|
I've managed to track down a member of the Royal Photographic Society, one Edward Lyddell Sawyer (1856/1927). He was living in Newcastle in the 1880s/1900s and more importantly was the son of Henry Sawyer (1830/1896) who was described as 'Portrait Painter & Photographer.'
I have been less succesfull with my next man on a cabinet card.
|Photographer - P Crane & Co, Swiss Art Studio, Bishop Auckland|
Again I have been unable to name the man in the chair; the card has seen better days but I was pleased to see something of a match between the table legs and those on Alan's chair.
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