Family Photography

If you live in the Swindon area do check out a new exhibition at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Your ancestors may be represented in:

Auto Memento: Stickyback Photography in Swindon, 1900-1919

Date: 23rd October 2019 – 4th January 2020

Every day

Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road

Time: 11:00 – 16:00

In the early 20th century, a photographic studio in Regent Street, Swindon, offered a unique way of having your picture taken. Stickyback photos were quick, casual, fun and cheap.

Stickyback photoThe Family Museum acquired its collection of 72 ‘Stickyback’ photographs in September 2016. This exhibition shows the entire set of images and explores this little-documented style of Edwardian popular photography. It offers a unique glimpse of everyday life and ordinary people in Swindon in the last century.

The exhibition also explores the advent and rise of amateur photography during the 20th century through The Family Museum’s extensive archive of family photographs and albums, cameras and photographic ephemera.

This exhibition is a collaboration between The Family Museum and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

Cost: Free

And, if interested in the history of family photography, do read The Family Museum’s first issue of its Famzine

Famzine Issue 1 Winter 2019


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