This archive was found in a shoebox full of old pictures in one of the antique shops during a travel around Sri-Lanka. Photographs used to belong to the Rusts dynasty. The heads of family, Julian Godfrey and Thomas Alfred, were professional photographers and achieved recognition in their professional aria. The eldest Rust started his career in 1860 and they both had been continuing their family business for 80 years. This archive depicts more then one half of century of a life of one family. The collection contains 300 prints and just 1 negative.
The first picture dates back to 1900.
Helene in first H.C. frochHelene Maude
Elizabeth Ann MilliganElizabeth Ann Milligan
Granny & Cecil Rose MilliganCecil Thomas
Mummie AscotElizabeth Ann Milligan
Her Highness Princess Bettys. Baby-in the palaceViolet Beatrice
Trees were badly damaged by the snowfall in MussoorieViolet Beatrice
Pyrethrum fields, or mountains of it! Lovely.Helene Maude
Cecil - wonderful brother & son. One in a millionCecil Thomas
9000 ft on KilimanjaroHelene Maude
"Casanova". Don't look too long girls, - even the picture might sweep you off your feet!Cecil Thomas
Violet's carViolet Beatrice
Not my costume. Bobbie Forbes and ViViolet Beatrice
PLEASE RETURNViolet Beatrice