Photographs discovered in abandoned box give fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in Britain
The photographs shown in the Daily Mail of ordinary street life in the late 1800s are of unbelievable quality. Not to mention how great the photos are at giving us a closer look at regular everyday life in Newcastle over 100 years ago.
Aaron Guy, who works at Newcastle’s Mining Institute, discovered the 300-image collection of early glass negatives after peering into a long-forgotten box.
He was moving some old furniture for the Society of Antiquaries when the innocuous container caught his eye.