Photograph by Henry Peach Robinson (1830-1901), of a sentimental scene contrasting youth and old age. Robinson was extremely influential in nineteenth century photography circles and was recognised as the founder of the English Pictorialist school. His subjects were anecdotal and often pastoral, though he created such scenes with use of backdrops, props and costumes in his studio. Robinson led a secession group of photographers away from the Royal Photographic Society and was a founder member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood in 1892.
© Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library