“I am the curator at a South Florida art museum – the Boca Raton Museum ofArt – and in researching an album of photographs in our collection, I discovered your website and blog.
The Museum has in its photography collections a beautiful leather-bound album entitled “The Yarrow Home Broadstairs.” It contains 20 original albumen photographs, no doubt photographed in the earliest years of the home – circa 1895 to 1910 – to promote the facility as a very fine institution. We have images of the institution’s façade facing the sea, the grounds, the enclosed playground,the lodge, the sanatorium, and the various rooms including the corridor, the verandah, a dormitory, a play-room, nurse’s sitting room, a nurse’s bedroom,dining hall, the kitchen, a group of boys, a group of girls, and a picnic.
Unfortunately I cannot find who was the photographer. They are absolutely remarkable images, and the scenes of the Victorian children with nurses and nannies are especially lovely. Would you care to post several of these for your visitors? If so, please credit them to the Permanent Collection of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
There is a glare on several of the images, as we photographed the album for our records, and this glare is not in the originals. I apologize for the quality of these reproductions. And thank you for providing information through you website and blog on this great piece of history. Wendy M. Blazier
Click here for the rest of the pictures
Click here for my previous post about theYarrow Home for Convalescent Children Broadstairs
Here for the book Childrens Convalescent Homes Of Broadstairs By Tony Euden
Click here for text and pictures from the book about the Yarrow Home