Contemporary ink writing on reverse of photo: Servant Girl Manila May 68. Apparently, very little is known of British photographer Albert Honiss' studio in Manila. The Straits Times 26 July 1862 (p.4) announces the opening that day in Singapore of the W.H.Honiss studio. Preliminary research shows a William H. Honiss living in Hastings in the 1851 census. The 1861 census shows Albert Honiss (c.1831-1874) also living in Hastings. Honiss is not a common name and there is a strong possibility that Albert and William were brothers.