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The Diver

The Diver
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm


This is one of Chambré Hardman's best known images and shows his wife, Margaret poised to dive off a high rock into the sea. It was taken in North Berwick, near Bass Rock. This is a very interesting image as there is also a colour tinted image of this print in the collection showing that Margaret is wearing a bright yellow swimming hat and top. There are also prints of Hardman himself in the same pose (770 ECH/1/4/177), possibly to show Margaret how he wanted the print to look. In the 1920s and 1930s outdoor photographs of young men and women posed for action were very popular and many examples were seen in exhibitions and reproduced in the photographic press. This photograph was published on the 20th August 1929 in the Manchester Guardian and in The Amateur Photographer in October 1930. Exhibited London Salon of Photograph 1930 Taken 14 July 1929

Image Details

Property Name
E.Chambré Hardman Collection
NTPL Ref. No.
North West

©NTPL/E.Chambré Hardman Collection

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