Reproduced with acknowledgement to Margaret Munro, Portobello
Here is a photo by Robert McLelland, 20a Promenade, Portobello. Margaret
"Here is a photo that I bought on
eBay. It was taken by Robert McLelland, with the address of 20a Promenade
Portobello which I think dates it between 1934 and 1949."
I am really interested to know what the backdrop is
supposed to be. I wonder if it is supposed to be one of the Great
Exhibitions, maybe 1938?"
Margaret Munro, Portobello, Edinburgh:
December 8, 2010
Reply to Margaret?
I agree with Margaret's comments above,
both about the date of the photo and the possible subject of the backdrop.
The architecture in the upper-right corner
of the backdrop on this photo looks quite distinctive, so perhaps somebody will
be able to give a fuller reply.
If you have any comments that you'd like
me to pass on to Margaret,
please email me. Thank you.
Peter Stubbs: December 13,
Thank you to
'Benzyl' for sending a quick reply.
New York World Fair
"The background to this photo looks like the Trylon
and Perisphere from the New York World Fair, 1939-40.
Here are links to two photos on Flickr,
Photo 2. They give about the right angle, with some other matching details, particularly
the base and the walkways (with people)."
'Benzyl', Edinburgh: December 13, 2010
'Flickr' link above mentions that this exhibition was held at Flushing Meadows,
Queens County, New York.