The photo was taken around the 1880's. At the bottom of the pedestal where his hat is sitting on top of is H or K Franklin & Son, Photo DEAL written. There is a raised what looks like a bunch of grapes half way up and then a clock near the top which has 0 at the top then 2, 4 6 and 8 on it. The big hand is on the 0 and the little one on the 2 - my husband thinks it may relate to the year the photo was taken perhaps 1882??
I havent scanned the photo in yet but if it would help I will try to get one to you.
If you can find any information out that would be great. I can find no information relating to either Arthur George Newman in the picture or his son Thomas George Newman who was supposed to be born in Belvedere Kent. A very long ongoing brickwall.
All help would be appreciated.