This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman posing with her talented and handsome cocker spaniel. I judge the dog as talented because he is sitting on the railing of a fence. I don’t think that I have ever seen that before. The dog is on a leash which is held by the woman. She is wearing a sporty outfit which includes a baggy blouse, wide belt, a neckerchief tie, earrings, and wide brimmed hat. This photograph was taken by the W. Page studio, which was located in Shoreham-by-Sea, a seaside town and port in West Sussex, England. The photographer, William Page, was born in 1831, in Reading. In 1855. he married Martha Watts. By 1871, he was working as a photographer and in 1878 he moved to Shoreham where he continued to operate a photo studio. The 1881 census indicates that his two daughters assisted him in running the business. His two sons also assisted until 1884, when his son William, let to run his own studio in East Grinstead. The elder William was primarily a portrait photographer but he also took some photographs of sailing ships as well as some of the major buildings in Shoreham. He is also known for some of his photographs of the great blizzard that hit Shoreham in 1881. Page died in 1915. His son Albin continued the business until 1932. There is no evidence that Albin ever published any postcards.   SOLD

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