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Photograph

Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    England (photographed)

  • Date:

    1920-1939 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Remington, Arthur Herbert (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tinted photograph mounted on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jill Vanessa Downs

  • Museum number:

    B.284-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Arthur Herbert Remington initially trained as an engineer but after WWI he took up photography, using heavy glass plate cameras.
His first business was thought to have been in the Greenwich area and he worked as a photographer at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich. The National Maritime Museum also hold some of his photographs in their collection.
After this he moved his studio to the south coast working around the areas of Margate, Broadstairs and Brighton where this photograph, part of a series, is thought to have been taken.
Later in his career he moved to South Devon and continued his business, Remington's Photo Service (later a limited company) in Torquay and Paignton until the late 1950s.

This tinted photograph one of a series donated to the museum, is a posed shot taken of a child playing on the beach. Most of Remington's beach photographs use props, often the same a bucket and spade. Photographs and postcards taken by studios such as Remington's were a popular souvenir of a family trip to the seaside. This image also captures the type of garments that would have been worn by children on the beach during the 1920s and 1930s.

Physical description

Card mounted tinted photograph of a mother and daughter in swimming costumes, taken on the south coast of England, by Remington's Photo Service (A.H. Remington), 1920-39.

Place of Origin

England (photographed)

Date

1920-1939 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Remington, Arthur Herbert (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Tinted photograph mounted on card

Dimensions

Width: 19.5 cm, Height: 15 cm

Object history note

A.H. Remington, father of the donor, was a studio / portrait photographer initially based on the South East coast of England. He set up a photographic business, Remington's photo service, around the 1920s.

He trained as a mechanical engineer. After WWI he took up photography, initially working with glass plate cameras. Later he moved on to use a Leica 'reporter' 35mm. His first business was thought to have been in Greenwich area and he worked as a photographer at the Royal Naval college at Greenwich. The National Maritime museum also hold some of his photographs in their collection.

After this he began to take seaside photographs in Margate, Broadstairs and Brighton areas where these photographs are all thought to have been taken. Later in his career he moved to South Devon and continued his business, Remington's photo service (later a limited company) in Torquay and Paignton until the late 1950s.

Descriptive line

Photograph, tinted and mounted on card, of a mother and daughter in swimming costumes, taken on the south coast of England, by Remington's Photo Service (A.H. Remington), England, 1920-39.

Production Note

Thought to have been taken when the studio was concentrating on Brighton, Broadstairs and Margate areas of the SE coast of England.

Materials

Card

Techniques

Tinting

Subjects depicted

Daughter; Mother

Categories

Children & Childhood; Children's clothes; Photographs; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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