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Boy looking through Telescope at Fair

  • Object:


  • Date:

    ca. 1960-1980 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin, Paul, born 1864 - died 1944 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • 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 380, box A

Physical description

Monotone photograph on paper, depicting a boy looking through a telescope on a tripod at a fair. A crowd has formed around him.


ca. 1960-1980 (photographed)


Martin, Paul, born 1864 - died 1944 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print

Object history note

Reproduction photograph made for Kodak Collection. Original photograph ca. 1880-1900.
'Toned Copy Print from Kodak Collection' (Paul Martin) written in pencil on tissue paper photograph is wrapped in.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Paul Martin, 'Boy looking through Telescope at Fair', gelatin silver print, ca. 1960-1980


Photography; Gelatin silver process


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Fairs; Entertainment & Leisure; Children & Childhood; RPS Digitisation Project New


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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