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Four mounted & framed, early portrait photographs.


First quarter 20th Century

  • £55.00
  • €62 Euro
  • $60 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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We currently take it for granted that every important (and often unimportant) moment is captured in a photograph. In the early 20th century though this was a fair less common occurrence - the equipment was expensive and the processes complicated. As a result of this, family photographs like the above would've been a big event - the Sunday best would've been dusted off and a trip into the town's photography studio made.

The resultant images are beautifully high quality (the result of being taken on professional equipment) and amusingly dated. This particular grouping shows four, presumably related, children looking somewhat uncomfortable and seated in the studio's faux countryside setting. The photos have a decent quality, period mounting are glazed and have a dark wood frame.

Condition is generally good - the only thing to note is that the fourth photograph is too narrow for it's mounting - a tad curious, perhaps it was taken at a later date?

The framed photographs measure 59.5cm wide, 29cm high and are around 3cm deep.


  • H: 29cm (11.42in)
  • W: 59.5cm (23.43in)
  • D: 3cm (1.18in)


First quarter 20th Century

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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

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