Several years ago a photo was found in France and purchased to help
illustrate a book on early photography. It wasn't thought to be of any great interest until it was
discovered that there were no photos of the Bronte Sisters and the present research began.
A photo on glass,1. 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.
You can compare these ladies with images and descriptions of the Bronte Sisters
and there is research on the fashions, early photography and a possible location.