Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Mr Stickyback

'Mr Stickyback', Royal Studios, 98 New Street, Birmingham appears to have been a (presumably relatively) cheap and cheerful way to have your portrait taken and framed.  The photograph slips very easily into the cardboard frame.
I assume this to be c1900, based on the lady's dress.


  1. Would it to be rude to laugh at that name? I think it is funny but I'm not sure if that is a proper English surname!

  2. :) I think that is just the name for the style of frame, I haven't ever seen it as a real surname, not even reading through census where you find unusual names. Of course that doesn't mean that it isn't a surname of someone . . .

  3. You never know! I heard Rattlebag was an old English name, though I have never met one myself.


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