Artwork : ArchiveNo00191

Pool Floor c.1950






Contributor Name Hilsea Lido
Contributor Image jane_smith_lido.jpg

Location Hilsea
Collection Date 04.02.09 11.48am
Artefact Name Pool Floor
Artefact Description Layers of the blue floor paint from the pool floor. The paint was already cracked and flaking off.
Artefact Date c.1950
Artefact Stored East-side end of main pool
Artefact Form

Artefact Image 00191_w.jpg
Sample Taken Floor paint layers
Sample Image

History of Artefact It is typical pool-coloured paint. The sample contains several layers of paint made up of varying shades of blue.
‘It was last painted in July 2008, it is painted every season.’ Jane Smith
Historian Jane Smith
Previous Owners Portsmouth City Council
Special Memories ‘The blue paint on the floor of the pool makes the water appear lovely and blue, inviting and quite tropical.’ Jane Smith
Artwork Image 00191_web.jpg


The sample was analysed on it's side to reveal about 24 layers of paint!!

-- Seran Kubisa - 15 Nov 2009

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