Man and small child paddling in the sea, c 1910.

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Man and small child paddling in the sea, c 1910.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

A snapshot photograph of a man and small child at the seaside taken by an unknown photographer in about 1910. A man stands at the seashore, sheltering a little girl, who reaches up to hold his hand. Both are barefoot for paddling. Dressed in working clothes, the man carries his shoes in his arms whilst he smokes a clay pipe. His trouser legs are rolled up and the little girl has her dress tucked into a sash around her waist. The availability of affordable train fares and a rise in living standards democratised access to the seaside experience. The photograph was taken using a No. 3 Folding Pocket Kodak camera, first produced in 1900. The camera was very popular, especially in Britain, where about 100,000 were sold between 1900 and 1914.

Image Details

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Image Ref.
 
10428390

© Kodak Collection / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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