Artwork : ArchiveNo00195

Photograph of Bear C.1920s






Contributor Name Valerie Oakley
Contributor Image medal_web.jpg

Location Paulsgrove
Collection Date 04.03.09 2.20pm
Artefact Name Photograph of Bear
Artefact Description The photograph is of a bear standing on the deck of a war-ship. The bear has a thick collar with a chain attached. It has ‘Postcard’ printed on the back and it is the size of a standard postcard. Fair condition. Sepia in colour. The top-left corner is creased.
Artefact Date C.1920s
Artefact Stored In a drawer in bedroom
Artefact Form

Artefact Image Bear_photo.jpg
Sample Taken Paper from back, top right corner
Sample Image

History of Artefact ‘I had an elderly friend, Mr.Penney, he lived on the corner of my road – I used to watch out for him. When he died, in the early 1980s, he left me all of these bits and pieces. He was in the navy and joined as a Naval Seaman. He left as a Petty Officer.’
The photograph was taken on the Iron Duke ship (nicknamed after the Duke of Wellington.
Historian John Stedman
Previous Owners Mr.Penney
Special Memories ‘I looked after him when he was old. His family circumstances were not very good – so I took care of him. He would put an ornament in the window if he was ill so that I would know.’
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