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Re-create: photographs

April 30, 20209:31 amMay 6, 2020 8:04 amLeave a Comment

You may have seen the brilliant recreations of paintings by the Getty We thought some of the photographs held by Shropshire Archives might also provide some inspiration.

Staff at Shropshire Archives picked their favourite photographs to re-create (in their own time of couse).

You’ll usually encounter Kev fetching and issuing documents at the Archives. Here he is re-creating the photograph of the Hawkestone Hermit together with the original.

Hawkestone Hall was a top tourist destination in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The dramatic natural landscape was enhanced by grottos, bridges, lakes and towers and also a live ‘hermit’ who dispensed wisdom to the park’s many visitors.

Our conservator, Seren, found this wonderful photograph of Mr and Mrs Picken to recreate.

The photograph is of Mr Edward Picken and his wife, Beth, in Bucknell. This comes from the fantastic collection of Edward (Ted) Picken’s photographs of Bucknell taken in the early 20th century.

You can read more about the Picken photographs in our recent blog posts: Picken photographs and Ted Picken and Bucknell.

Here is senior archivist Sal recreating another of Ted Picken’s photographs.

And another one from Kev, this time recreating a 1877 presentation colours in the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry Collection. Spot the differences!

We’ll be posting some ideas of photographs for you to have a go at re-creating or updating on our social media.

In the meantime do search our photograph collection for inspiration. Simply search for a place or subject and then use the filters to narrow to show results with images only.

We challenge you to have a go and let us see your attempts!

Written by sarahd

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