Auto Memento: stickyback photography in Swindon, 1900-1919

  • Auto Memento: stickyback photography in Swindon, 1900-1919

    • Date: 23rd October 2019 - 4th January 2020
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: Free

    In the early 20th century, a photographic studio in Regent Street, Swindon, offered a unique way of having your picture taken. Stickyback photos were quick, casual, fun and cheap.

    The Family Museum acquired its collection of 72 ‘Stickyback’ photographs in September 2016. This exhibition shows the entire set of images and explores this little-documented style of Edwardian popular photography. It offers a unique glimpse of everyday life and ordinary people in Swindon in the last century. The exhibition also explores the advent and rise of amateur photography during the 20th century through The Family Museum’s extensive archive of family photographs and albums, cameras and photographic ephemera. This exhibition is a collaboration between The Family Museum and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 4.30pm. For more information, go to the Swindon Museum and Art Galery website.