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Picturing the family
Picturing the family

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5.3 Prized possessions

A photograph of a man, child and dog
Image 42 Photographer/Painter: Hawkins, York. Subject: Details unknown.

Prized possessions also feature in the family album. Family pets, cats and dogs were frequently taken to be photographed in the studio and often appear in portraits taken outside the home. Some photographers advertised equestrian studios where horses could be photographed. Bicycles, motor-cycles and motor cars proved popular in later years.