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'Portrait of a baby girl'

Photographer Unknown; Gelatin Silver

 

Collection of National Media Museum

 

Polyfoto originated in Denmark with the first British studio opening in Selfridges, London in 1933. Polyfoto literally means ‘many photographs’ – and the distinctive photographs showing 48 different poses found their way into millions of wallets and handbags. After receiving the proof sheet customers were invited to select the pose they would like enlarged. The company slogan was ‘One of them must be good!’

 

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Taken circa 1960