I have just taken delivery of a small collection of old glass negatives which would appear to be the work of a Glasgow photographer called John Walker Wood. The majority of the photographs are lovingly catalogued 4" x 3" Glass negatives taken in the 1920s and 1930s and featuring the Kelvingrove area of Glasgow. There are also a series of negatives featuring the gravestones of his family.
|Glasgow University and Kelvingrove Park from Partick Road Bridge over the River Kelvin opposite to Kelvin Hall, 1935"|
Included in the package was a single positive glass plate which seems to be from a much earlier period - quite possibly the mid-Victorian years. The quality of both the photograph and the glass plate is quite exceptional and there is something about the subject that appears almost familiar.
|"Tombstone at Lambhill Cemetery in Memory of Father, Mother abd Uncle John. 1932|
It's all a bit of a mystery - well worth the few pounds I paid for the collection.
|Aerial View of Kelvingrove Park showing Prince of Wales Bridge, Park Circus, UP Church College Etc. From Glasgow University Tower, 1926"|