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