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Edward Onslow Ford (1852-1901) - The Singer (1889), front (adjusted) and front left on pedestal

Edward Onslow Ford (1852-1901) - The Singer (1889), front (adjusted) and front left on pedestal

Here's a comparison of my two vintage photos of The Singer on its original pedestal, with size and contrast adjusted to more-or-less match. Note that the base of the pedestal is square-on in both shots, indicating that the top could rotate. I don't think anybody's ever noticed that before.

These photos were obviously taken in the same place, possibly Ford's studio in St John's Wood, or alternatively the Royal Academy, and quite possibly at the same time, which raises the possibility that shots from other angles may be lurking in some forgotten publication...

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Photo taken on 17 May 2015 (© ketrin1407 / Flickr)

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