Artwork : ArchiveNo00108

Family Photograph 1983





Contributor Name Betty Shersher
Contributor Image Betty_Shersher.jpg

Location Southsea
Collection Date 13.03.08 1.50pm
Artefact Name Family Photograph
Artefact Description Modern version / copy of an old photograph. Black and white. Bromide print. Fibre-based paper. Possibly resin coated.
Bottom row – uncle, grandmother, niece
Top row- aunt, uncle, mother
Artefact Date 1983
Artefact Stored In frame in china cabinet in sitting room
Artefact Form

Artefact Image Betty_Shersher_artefact.jpg
Sample Taken No sample
Sample Image

History of Artefact ‘My dad was a Portsmouth man. He worked in the chemical works in Stamshaw. My mother was from Seven Oakes in Kent from 1910-15, she was a cook.’ Father / grandfather not in photograph – this could mean that he had died.

Historian - ‘Someone in the family could have got the photograph re-printed. Pinafores were worn by children until they left school. It was a rite of passage to stop wearing the pinafore. Girls used to wear their hair down. When children were becoming young adults they would start to wear ankle-length dresses and their hair would be pinned up.’
Historian John Stedman
Previous Owners Unknown
Special Memories ‘I didn’t really know much about my family. It reminds me of my family history, it triggers memories of the things my mum told me.’
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