Phil Sutters

Phil Sutters

Posted on 06/19/2015


Photo taken on June 19, 2015


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Marjory & Phyllis with Percy at New Brighton c1908

Marjory & Phyllis with Percy at New Brighton c1908
While I am sure the girls are Marjory & Phyllis, I am guessing that the boy is Percy. It could be Edgar as his age might be nearer right for his size. He was blind, but I don't know whether this was from birth or from a later date. I also am unaware of the degree of sight loss. This boy appears to be looking normally at one of the girls - no straining, no leaning forward.
The date is guesswork. The twins were born in 1903 and they look about five in this shot.

Ruth, * Ren.Art * have particularly liked this photo


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Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
Love this. Sad too
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Ms.Wisteria
It is a sweet photo. As an aside, I am amazed how detailed the lighthouse is. As usual, it is only when someone like my mother has died and a treasure trove of family history is unearthed in her house, that you start asking questions - like "Was Uncle Edgar blind from birth?"
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters
I agree, Tom. They were obviously a family with a number of keen photographers. There are some professional portraits but most are informal shots that are most likely to have been taken by family or friends.
I had to do a bit of restoration, on this one, around the boy's neck and collar, where the surface had been scratched, leaving a rough white patch.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.