Edwardian ‘found photograph’
Studio: Edward Sharp, London
Another ‘found photograph’ from a small set obtained from a bookshop in Blackheath in London
Location: Birkenhead / Carnarvon
This, and a number of other photographs, were discovered in a shop in Cumbria and all appear to have been taken on the same voyage. I have not idea where they sailed from, or to where they were heading. The period appears to the the 1930s, and may possibly me a small pleasure cruiser, possibly on one of the Lakes, though I’d like to think it was to a place more exotic, or even to a new and better life somewhere.
Sign on the road bridge over the rail line at Blackheath, indicating weight restrictions for traffic (1903)
Location Blackheath, London, UK
Probably taken in the early to mid 1940s, this small group photo, taken in a suburban back garden, is both wonderfully formal and informal at the same time. The linked arms feels like an act of mutual support and solidarity – perhaps in the face of the traumas of the conflict going on around them.