File:Fred C Palmer Wallis Bros Fishmongers Swindon.jpg

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Photo of street display by Wallis Brothers, Fishmongers, in Swindon, Wiltshire, England in the 1920s-1930s. 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.

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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. We don't have all of the postcard in shot here, unfortunately, but the remainder of the white frame shows the photographer's intentions. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Date 1920s-1930s
Source https://www.flickr.com/photos/swindonlocal/4681950605/
Author Fred C. Palmer (died 1936-1939)
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