How it's Done
Unusually for an image from the Pattison Collection, this picture comes with a description from the photographer himself.
Entitled ''How it's done'', we are unfortunately unsure as to exactly what the caption underneath the image, which begins ''children trying my..'', actually says. Believed to say either ''oh'' or ''obscura'' ( the picture showing children learning to use a camera by opening and closing the shutter), the end of the last word appears to have been lost long before the image entered our collection.
As we are keen to clear up as many of the mysteries surrounding the elusive reverend as possible, any suggestions regarding the meaning of this caption would be greatly appreciated
Photograph Collection Number 662