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Photograph

1920-1939 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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 photographic postcard is one of a series of images taken by Remington and donated to the museum by his daughter.
Most of Remington's beach photographs used 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 appears to have captured a spontaneous moment of a young girl and a pet dog, nose to nose!


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Black and white photograph mounted on card
Brief Description
Photographic postcard, black and white, of a girl sitting on the sand next to a black dog, taken on the south coast of England, by Remington's Photo Service (A.H. Remington), England, 1920-39.
Physical Description
Black and white photographic postcard (landscape) of a girl sitting on the sand next to a black dog, taken on the south coast of England, by Remington's Photo Service (A.H. Remington), 1920-39.
Dimensions
  • Width: 13.2cm
  • Height: 8cm
Credit line
Given by Jill Vanessa Downs
Object history
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.
Production
Thought to have been taken when the studio was concentrating on Brighton, Broadstairs and Margate areas of the SE coast of England.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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 photographic postcard is one of a series of images taken by Remington and donated to the museum by his daughter.

Most of Remington's beach photographs used 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 appears to have captured a spontaneous moment of a young girl and a pet dog, nose to nose!
Collection
Accession Number
B.291-2010

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record createdOctober 5, 2010
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