Is this an 1840’s photo of the Bronte sisters? Some believe it might be:

A photo on glass, it dates from the 1850s, and written on the back in French is “Les Sœurs Brontë.” Although Emily and Anne died in the 1840s, copies were made of their other portraits in the 1850s, one by a photographer from France.

Read more about this photo here. Photo © RPM Collection.

He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
—  Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights 
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  • The Brontes:idk they're from Yorkshire I wouldn't risk it
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  • Harper Lee:Still alive, so she's got a foot up on the rest of them.
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  • Oscar Wilde:The sassiest little shit ever. Be prepared for cane wielding sassmeister. You'll probably lose, but it'll be worth it.

This might be the Bronte Sisters. 

Like I was doing research into photography tonight and stumbled across this picture and the whole story and it’s just so fascinating.

If it is them it goes Charlotte, Emily, Anne, left to right.

Apparently it was found with “Les Sœurs Brontë.” written on it which is simply french for The Bronte Sisters.

The argument against is that it’s a photo on glass which dates it as 1850s.

However, copies of photos from the 1840s were copied onto glass by a french photographer.



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