File:Fred C Palmer Swindon wedding couple 002.jpg

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Portrait photo of a wedding couple at Swindon, Wiltshire, England in the 1920s or 30s. From a postcard deposited at Swindon Record Office and scanned and uploaded by them to Flickr. The photographer was Fred C. Palmer of Tower Studio, Herne Bay, Kent ca.1905-1916, and of 6 Cromwell Street, Swindon ca.1920-1936. He is believed to have died 1936-1939.

Points of interest
  • It is considered lucky in the UK for brides to wear something borrowed; perhaps in this case it is the satin shoes, which are not as new as the other clothes.
  • Palmer had an eye for a pretty face, and for posing pretty girls to best advantage. This is an example of his skill.

Border

The remaining border of this image is important for researchers of this photographer. Some photographers trimmed their images more than others, and Palmer has a reputation for producing smaller postcards than other early 20th century UK photographers. He took his own photos, developed them in-house onto postcard-backed photographic paper and trimmed them himself. It is worth adding that during hand-developing the border is actively masked with equipment which both crops the picture and causes the white frame or border to appear on the paper. This frame is part of the design and is one of the reasons why the quality of Palmer's work is so interesting, and why there is an article and category for him on English Wiki. Researchers need to see exactly where the edge of the postcard is. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Date 1920-1930s
Source https://www.flickr.com/photos/swindonlocal/5539642994/
Author Fred C. Palmer (died 1936-1939)
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