Happy Father’s Day, 19th June

Father’s Day is commonly viewed as an occasion with its roots in commercial enterprise. In fact, its origins date back to 1910 in the United States where a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to honour her father, a veteran who had, as a single parent, raised six children on his own. Inspired by the US Mother’s day…

The King is Dead; Long Live the King.

As clients of an Edwardian photographer go, it would be hard to find one more exalted that the King of England. One of Knights-Whittome’s biggest achievements, and something of which he was hugely proud, was to have been granted a Royal Warrant, which allowed him to advertise himself as ‘Photographer to HM The King’. According to…

A Mother’s Day Portrait

With this Sunday the 6th March being Mother’s Day in the UK, it seemed like a opportune moment to showcase some of the beautiful mother and child portraits we have in the Knights-Whittome glass plate collection. Captured between approximately 1905-1917, these images capture a unique moment in history for British women. Caught between the restricted Victorian world of…