The English Boy – Putney (London) circa 1910

Leslie was two years and four months old when his mother held him for a studio portrait.

The photograph was made at the Ideal Studio on the High Street of Putney.

Putney is now a district in southeast London, but was once a large parish, agricultural and wooded,  of the county of Surrey.

It is recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086.

The historical events related to the place are too numerous to summarize – I include a link to a history in the Comments.

In 1910, the area was becoming the wealthy enclave of professionals and gentry that it is today.

Leslie appears bright and cheerful; his mother looks adoring and watchful.

We trust that his life in the twentieth century was a happy and successful one.


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