Two Photos Gordon Boys' Orphanage Scottish Attire Cabinet Cards~Circa 1885

These two cabinet card photographs bear the images of one of the students and a group of students of the Dover Gordon Boys Orphanage which was located in Dover, England. The founder, Thomas Blackman established orphanage in 1885.

The purpose of the founding was to "reclaim" destitute boys ages 8 to 16 who had lost one or both of their parents. The room and board was mainly provided free of charge.

Memories of those orphans that had lived in the home during the 1930's can be found on the internet, and it is most interesting to read of their daily activities. For example," breakfast consisted of unsweetened porridge on a tin plate, a mug of cocoa and a large crust of bread covered in drippings". The hour for bedtime in the winter was 6:30pm and in the summer, 7:30pm.

The cabinet card photo of the young boy in Scottish attire was taken by a well known English photographer by the name of Martin Jacolette who had his studio both in Dover and a branch in London. He took photos of many well known people of the late 19th century and the early 20th century.

The photo of the young boy appears to be an albumen and has the usual lighter appearance. It had a good information reverse side. The group photographer is not identified but the back stamp does bear the name of the school as "Dover Gordon Boys' Orphanage". Both are in good vintage condition and measure 4.25" x 6.5"

Item ID: 1505

Two Photos Gordon Boys' Orphanage Scottish Attire Cabinet Cards~Circa 1885

Two Photos Gordon Boys' Orphanage Scottish Attire Cabinet Cards~Circa 1885
Two Photos Gordon Boys' Orphanage Scottish Attire Cabinet Cards~Circa 1885
Two Photos Gordon Boys' Orphanage Scottish Attire Cabinet Cards~Circa 1885
Two Photos Gordon Boys' Orphanage Scottish Attire Cabinet Cards~Circa 1885
Two Photos Gordon Boys' Orphanage Scottish Attire Cabinet Cards~Circa 1885

These two cabinet card photographs bear the images of one of the students and a group of students of the Dover Gordon Boys Orphanage which was located in Dover, England. The founder, Thomas Blackman established orphanage in 1885.

The purpose of the founding was to "reclaim" destitute boys ages 8 to 16 who had lost one or both of their parents. The room and board was mainly provided free of charge.

Memories of those orphans that had lived in the home during the 1930's can be found on the internet, and it is most interesting to read of their daily activities. For example," breakfast consisted of unsweetened porridge on a tin plate, a mug of cocoa and a large crust of bread covered in drippings". The hour for bedtime in the winter was 6:30pm and in the summer, 7:30pm.

The cabinet card photo of the young boy in Scottish attire was taken by a well known English photographer by the name of Martin Jacolette who had his studio both in Dover and a branch in London. He took photos of many well known people of the late 19th century and the early 20th century.

The photo of the young boy appears to be an albumen and has the usual lighter appearance. It had a good information reverse side. The group photographer is not identified but the back stamp does bear the name of the school as "Dover Gordon Boys' Orphanage". Both are in good vintage condition and measure 4.25" x 6.5"

Item ID: 1505

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