Collection AR1023 - Edith Purnell photograph album

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Edith Purnell photograph album


  • 1904 (Creation)

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1 photograph album

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(1883 - 1980)

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Owned by Miss Edith Purnell, later Mrs Hatch, until given to the donors mother, Phyllis Mary Wood, at her death or before. Mrs Wood and her parents lived at no. 14 Edridge Road and were friends and neighbours of Mrs Hatch who lived at no. 12.

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Photograph album presented by manager and staff of the Croydon Times to Miss Edith Purnell on her 21st birthday, 14 April 1904. An inscribed panel gives the names of staff, including Mr T.J. Hatch, the manager, whom she later married (June Quarter 1919). She died in the December Quarter 1980, age 97.
The album also includes posed photographic portraits of various members of the Hatch family and others, including Queen Victoria. The artwork suggests that the album was commercially produced and was purchased from Pritchards at 57 North End.

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