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Edward Chambre Hardman Liverpool’s Portrait Photographer

October 5, 2010

Edward Chambré Hardman (self portrait above) was an eminent portrait

and landscape photographer, who moved to 59 Rodney Street in 1948

with his wife Margaret, who was also working as a photographer alongside her husband.

Two years later, Edward took what Peter Hagerty of the Open Eye Gallery claims to be

“the most reproduced photograph illustrating an era of Liverpool’s commerce”,

“Birth of the Ark Royal”.

I visited Hardman’s studio home last weekend. The couple didn’t throw anything away

during their time in their Liverpool home so it’s crammed full of 1950 and 60’s packaging,

clothing, images etc a rare place to see a home and business preserved from that era.

Below are some images taken from my visit.

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You can find more information about how to visit this fascinating residence here,

and also about Margaret a talented photographer in her own right.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. ssarahlou permalink
    October 6, 2010 7:09 am

    What was the reminder chart ?

    • October 6, 2010 11:21 am

      It was stuck to the side of their food cabinet in the kitchen, although some of the items listed look to be American
      so I’m not sure they would be available.

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