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The Auld Man

The Auld Man

Photographer: Hawkins, Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: P.P.1912.fe

Item number: 15

Length: 13.9

Width: 9.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Mr. Edward Hawkins (Sidcup) was awarded First Prize for his study 'The Auld Man.' Under the title he quotes a poem by Robert Burns: -

'Thou golden time o' youthful prime,

Why com'st thou not again?'

The 'auld man' is sitting in a village alehouse, resting after labour; the light is admirably thrown in his face, which has much character in it. Mr. Hawkins has been careful not to crowd the picture with accessories. The negative (10x8) was taken on an Eastman film, with a Ross R. S. lens working at f/16 on a bright day with an exposure of twenty seconds. The print is on platinotype."

Text by Charles W Hastings, editor of 'The Photographic Societies' Reporter,' 'Amateur Photographer,' 'Photographic Quarterly,' etc.

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