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Description Image edited with blue tint by uploader, to show possible parallel with Picasso blue period.
Original image description

Portrait photo of a young sportsman at Swindon, Wiltshire, England in the 1920s or 30s. The badge represents the Army Physical Training Corps. The sub-captain rank possibly indicates that he is a footballer. From a postcard deposited at Swindon Record Office and scanned and uploaded by them to Flickr. The photographer was Fred C. Palmer of Tower Studio, Herne Bay, Kent ca.1905-1920, and of 6 Cromwell Street, Swindon ca.1920-1936. He is believed to have died 1936-1939.

Points of interest
  • The glossy hair-oil, the clean vest (singlet in US) and the pose with folded arms were the norm for sports portraits in the 1920s-1930s era.
  • The artistic technique of finding beauty in irregularity of shape was part of a very modern style, typified in Picasso's blue period. So the style of the portrait would indicate that Palmer was aware of current artistic movements and ideas. This young man is not the most handsome subject, but Palmer has made a strikingly beautiful work of art.
Date 1920-1930s
Source http://www.flickr.com/photos/swindonlocal/5539643044/
Author Fred C. Palmer (died 1936-1939)
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