Portrait photograph of Gordon Copeland at age 18 months, with a woman (possibly his mother).

Title

Portrait photograph of Gordon Copeland at age 18 months, with a woman (possibly his mother).

Date

likely around December 1932

Description

This is a photocopy of a portrait photograph of Charles' partner, Gordon Copeland, at age 18 months (as noted on the back). He is standing beside a woman in a dress with lace on the shoulders. She may be Gordon's mother (Marie Thompson Copeland), or possibly another female relative of Gordon's father. As Gordon was born on June 17, 1931, this photograph must have been taken around December of 1932. The location of the portrait company, according to its logo, is New Brompton, Kent (England). Gordon's father (also named Gordon) was born in Chatham, England, which is less than 2 miles from Brompton, so it's possible that this portrait was taken on a family visit to Gordon's paternal grandparents or other relatives. On the same xeroxed sheet was also a postcard (also included in this archive) from Cartmel, England (located on the opposite side of England).

Creator

Henry Hill (this is the portrait company name printed on the margin of the photograph), in New Brompton, Kent

Format

4.25"x6.5"

Original Format

xerox copy of a 1932 photograph

Physical Dimensions

4.25"x6.5"

Citation

Henry Hill (this is the portrait company name printed on the margin of the photograph), in New Brompton, Kent, “Portrait photograph of Gordon Copeland at age 18 months, with a woman (possibly his mother). ,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed April 21, 2018, http://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/338.

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