Although it is the walking pictures taken by seaside photographers which fascinate me, many of the staff were very good at taking still portraits in the street. I assume that they normally took the walking picture (rather than give people the chance to turn them down!) but if the people concerned requested it, would accommodate them with a still portrait. This is a good example of one; what parent would not be pleased to take home a postcard like this for just a couple of shillings? On this occasion the small boy is behaving perfectly, there is plenty of light from a really sunny day, while both the focus and exposure on the glass negative (the sales reference number can be seen scratched into the plate) are pretty well perfect. The kid is fully prepared for a morning on the south bay at Bridlington, which is a large sandy beach stretching for miles. He seems to have sort of rubberised beach footwear, and two metal sandcastle buckets. The actual trouser suit is hand knitted by the look of it, and fastened on the straps at the top. The grand building behind on South Marine Drive is now the Royal Court apartments, still recognisable albeit later altered with balconies and bay windows added. The postcard was taken by a cameraman from Snaps, the longest running street photo firm in the town of Bridlington, and this was a very popular spot as people would be strolling along the sea front here and coming down via the access path behind. The story of Snaps is told on this site and there are lots more examples of their work too if you search for Snaps.