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Drinks fountain at a fair, c 1898.

Martin, Paul

Drinks fountain at a fair, c 1898.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


A photograph taken by Paul Martin at a fair about 1898. A group of children and adults gather around a drinks fountain at a fairground, 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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