Frank and Ernest on the Isle of Wight
This is Frank and Ernest, on holiday on the Isle of Wight in the summer of 1953, and clearly with an eye for the ladies! We do not know the name of the Walking Picture company who took this, the back of the card is blank. The camera was fitted with an automatic numbering system which exposed numbers in sequence onto the negative, which were linked to the collection card handed to Frank – or Ernest – seconds later. They could then saunter over to the kiosk a couple of hours later to view the postcard. They must have liked it enough to buy themselves a copy. On a techie note, the numbering device (and the print format) is identical to those used by walking picture companies in Skegness, so we assume they were operating the same type of camera.