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Studio portrait.

Exactly how this photograph made its way up to Lincolnshire from Ilford we will probably never know, but on the reverse is written “Alf & Billie, 1920”, so presumably it was either delivered to them by hand or in a letter that the photograph has long since been parted from.

The photographer, “F. G. Paget, 195 High Road, Ilford“, must have had quite a substantial studio, because that is a very impressive backdrop behind this charming couple. I think Mr. Paget must have taken on a lot of wedding related commissions, because the couple’s wedding rings are clearly on display and the composition of the photograph reminds me of the signing of the register photographs common to most modern wedding albums (either that or the position of the hands is a complete coincidence).