Jerome Ltd

The Meadows

Around 1938-39

Pat Woolley with doll's pram in the Meadows

 Jerome Photo  -  Pat Woolley with doll's pram in the Meadows, around 1938-39

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Colin McLeod, Battleby, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

Jerome Photo  -  Pat Woolley with doll's pram in the Meadows, around 1938-39

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Colin McLeod, Battleby, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

 

The Meadows

Colin McLeod wrote:

"I found the two photos showing my mother on the Meadows at Edinburgh, with the same doll's pram as she had about four years earlier on North Bridge.  Her family lived near the Meadows.

'Walking Picture' on North Bridge taken by Spotlight Photos (GB) Ltd

I'd guess the photos at the Meadows were taken around 1938-39; the family moved to Dundee later in 1939. Both these photos are on standard postcard backings with the name of the Edinburgh photographer: 'Jerome Ltd.''

Colin added:

What I find curious is that both these photos have a registration code stamped in ink on the back. It seems unlikely that the studio would have done this if they were printing negatives belonging to customers, and there are enough photos of similar subjects in the albums to lead me to think that perhaps Jerome employed roving photographers to go round photographing children in parks, in much the same way as 'walking pictures' were taken on the streets.

Perhaps someone could confirm if this surmise is correct. One can't imagine such a practice being allowed today!

Colin McLeod, Battleby, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland:  February 17, 2011

 

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