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10-Dec-2014 06:04 PM
Earlier I wrote:Here is an undated view from The Brocas by Cochrane of a summer's day on the river. I am not sure that it is a regatta or rowing event as there seems to be no 'competitive action', merely Edwardians out for a stroll, or a punt or row, along the river.One possible way of dating, or at least listing 'Cochranes' in chronological order is to note the batch number printed on the back of the card by the photo paper production company. To make a start, this card is 78 printed in the area intended for the stamp. Above, and equally small in pencil, is '23'. This is too small to be a subsequent dealer's numbering, I suspect, so could well be a number added by Cochrane for his record keeping. But it is only surmise on my part, I agree. In addition, Cochrane usually numbers his images on the face side caption, often with the prefix TC. This card however, along with others I have spotted from time to time, features the number only. It may well have a dating significance, but as yet its significance remains unconfirmed.For those into poles, try this for size! Note the telegraph pole by the Thames Hotel, and the next, slightly upstream which is almost twice as high, but with rather fewer insulators at the top. It could be over 30' high!
8-Oct-2016 11:50 AM
Elsewhere I wrote:Photograph scan © RWWSFound in France, this postcard view illustrates the Windsor Humane Society Sports Day sometime early in the 1900s. (Edit: This is a Cochrane postcard from c 1908)Anyone any more information about the Humane Society at Windsor? I have a feeling they had an arch by the Swimming Club on Baths Island. They certainly used to make awards in recognition of brave rescues from the river.
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