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The Symbol

  • Object:


  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Mortimer, Francis J (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    'The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund'

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 388

Physical description

Monotone photograph mounted on paper. Depicting two British Royal Naval ships from the bow of a third ship which has the British Royal Naval Flag flying.




Mortimer, Francis J (photographer)

Marks and inscriptions

Mortimer Gift

Arrow pointing left, then 5", and Arrow pointing right, 130cms Catalogue Photo June, written in pencil on verso

Artist signature on mount under photograph

Object history note

Object donated to the Royal Photographic Society collection by Francis J Mortimer, 1941

Descriptive line

Photograph by Francis J. Mortimer, 'The Symbol', bromide print c.1920-1940


Photography; Bromide


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Landscapes; Children & Childhood


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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