Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Frank Hardy Studio … Scotland?

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Someone ran across my blog from England earlier this month and emailed me asking if  I had any relatives in Scotland that were photographers.  He then went on to say that he had a family photograph made in Saltcoats Scotland and on the back is a stamp by a Frank Hardy from Promenade Studio, Saltcoats.  The photo was made back in the 1940’s and it was from a time that they had taken a vacation trip to Scotland.  Then he emailed me the front and back side of his photograph and I want to share them with you below:

As you can see, it is a nice portrait of a family on vacation … I like the painted backdrop that was used to show the ocean in background.  These types of portraits were very popular in these resort towns around the world.  In fact, it looks as if it could have been in Atlantic City New Jersey or some place like that in America.  The man who emailed me this asked if this Frank Hardy could be any relation to me and I told him that I seriously doubt it.  If anyone reading this blog ever runs across any other Hardy’s from Scotland, I would be interested in hearing from them, since this is the first time that I have heard of any.  When Pam and I went to Ireland several years back, I inquired around, but did not find any.

Thanks again for looking and as usual, all comments are welcome …

Written by Frank Hardy

January 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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