Stall at a fairground, c 1898.

Martin, Paul

Stall at a fairground, c 1898.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


A photograph taken at a fair by Paul Martin in about 1905. Teenagers and children look over a stall displaying large tins of food. The stall on the cart to the right may be selling nuts. A shooting range with clay pipes as targets is just visible in the background. This photograph is a one of a series taken by Paul Martin at a fair, posibly in one of the London parks. Paul Martin is regarded as a pioneer of photo journalism. In 1892 he bought a 'Facile' - a popular hand camera made by Fallowfield of London. With his camera disguised as a leather case, he was able to work unobserved, taking the candid photographs of daily life which are recognised as his greatest work.

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

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