Contact / sending pictures

Taken in Scarborough in the mid-1920s by North Bay Snaps

This information is for people who would like to contribute any Walking Pictures to the project. Although the book is now more or less finished as far as artwork goes, this will be an ongoing project, so do get involved.

My email address is admin at easyontheeye dot net  (replace the words with the symbols). Please contact me before sending material or scanning anything so we can keep track.

SCANNING IMAGES : for scans to to be used in a printed book, they need to be at a much higher quality than for use on the internet.
Ideally images should be scanned at 200% size (i.e. twice their actual size), and 300 dpi / ppi (dots or pixels per inch) resolution.
We like the scan to include the edge of the print if possible. If the back of the photograph has details of the photographer, caption, etc. scans of that can be useful.
When making scans it is useful to have the options on a very neutral setting to avoid too much contrast.
Scans at 72 dpi, the default size for websites, are too small and would result in the pictures appearing jagged or pixelated if we tried to use them in a book.
Scans can be done as greyscale or RGB – RGB will give a larger file size. Once the scan has been done, it can be saved as a jpeg file, which squeezes the file size down making it faster to send. It is often faster to send scans one at a time attached to separate emails.

POSTING : If all the talk of scanning and file sizes is too much, you can post the images to us instead. Please protect them and send by recorded delivery. I will scan the images and return in a couple of days, again by recorded delivery. We cannot be responsible for material while it is in the postal system, but of the many hundreds of images sent to us so far we have not lost any. If you wish, when returning the photographs, we can send you a computer disc back with high quality scans on for your own use.

USEAGE : It is understood that by loaning any images, you agree to us being able to use them in the forthcoming book if suitable, along with the associated internet site. Credit will be given in the book. If we caption any image, we will send you sight of this for approval.
Each picture should be accompanied by as much historical detail as possible – names of the people, location, year, and so forth. This will appear alongside the image in the book.

Go Home On A Postcard is due to be published in 2017 and more details are on the site. You can join a mailing list there to be kept up to date via a newsletter.

The postal address is: Simon Robinson. Easy On The Eye Books. 74 Nethergate. Sheffield S6 6DJ. South Yorkshire.

19 responses

  1. Brian Sylvester

    Are you still interested in receiving Walking Pictures? I have gone through my family snaps and come up with a dozen or so of different family members in the ’30s at a variety of locations, including one from Ostend.

    July 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    • simon robinson

      Thanks Brian, that would be great. I’ll send you my details.

      July 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  2. Glynis Jones

    I have a Walking Picture” photo of a deceased relative. To me it looks as though it could have been taken in the 20’s or 30’s. It doesn’t look like a seaside picture. I was wondering if you could possibly date the picture and suggest a location. Glynis Jones

    September 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

    • simon robinson

      By all means if you can send me a scan I’ll take a look.

      October 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  3. Glynis Jones

    Dear Simon, Thank you for your reply. We have just arrived home from holiday, and so will send the scan in a day or two, as soon as we have got our ducks in a row. Regards, Glynis Jones

    October 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  4. Steve Rogers

    I have just come across a Sunbeam/Margate photo of my late mother and another female walking on the prom presumably in Margate. It has a reference # on it and was taken sometime between the late 30’s and the early 50’s, although I would tend on the side of late 30’s early/late 40’s. If you would like a copy let me know, I’ll try and scan. If I can’t scan I can mail it to you.

    December 26, 2012 at 3:04 am

    • simon robinson

      Hi Steve, a scan would be great. There are some guidelines on the blog about sizes etc. to scan. To help date it, scanning the back would also be useful (unless plain).

      January 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

  5. Neil Parkin

    Hi Simon, I have a walking shot of my mother Margaret Anne Parkin which I think was taken in Bridlington, August 1963. Would like to know it’s exact location.

    May 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

    • simon robinson

      Hi Neil, feel free to send me a scan and I’ll see if I can help. I’m now pretty good on Bridlington locations having looked at so many walkies from there!

      May 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

  6. I have a walking photo of my parents with “Paignton, May 1943” handwritten on the back, but no photographer details. My father is in Army uniform. we visited Paignton last year and identified the location, which I confirmed with the Paignton Historical Society, who said that, although the beaches were blocked off with anti-tank defences, etc., the promenades were still open. I have a scan at 600 dpi if you’re interested.

    July 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  7. I have a copy (of a copy) scanned, of a posed photo of my Grandfather in uniform, circa 1916/17. It has the photographer ID of Brigham and Scarborough & Bridlington. I assume it has connections and would you like a copy. I can email it.

    October 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    • simon robinson

      Thanks Robert, although this site is about walking pictures, it would be interesting to see your scan. It can be sent to me direct – admin at easyontheeye.net – Simon

      November 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      • Brian Sylvester

        Hi Simon

        As you say, the site is all about walking pictures: there must be a million out there of posed photos of WW1 servicemen in uniform.

        Meanwhile, did you safely receive the two walkies I sent?

        Cheers

        Brian

        November 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm

  8. mike long

    I have a walking pic taken Feb 1936 in London by Sunny Snaps. I know it is my great grandmother and it was sent to my grandfather at the same time. I would be happy to send it to you by e-mail with the caption on the back; if you are able to enhance the photo you may be able to pin point where it was taken, thanks mike long

    February 20, 2014 at 1:21 am

    • simon robinson

      Thanks Mike, would love to see this. I do have editing software so might be able to pin down the location if you can send it to me.

      March 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm

  9. Wendy Gaynor Hollins (nee Donaldson)

    Hello, my name is Gaynor Donaldson, I live in Perth Australia, but am from Yorkshire. I have a photo, a portrait of a young man who I would think is a relative, no name of course. Its a postcard, with this number on it 37662A-6 and has The Children’s Studio on the back with the name W Foster Brigham. is it possible to track down when this was taken and any other information.

    November 15, 2014 at 7:23 am

    • simon robinson

      Foster Brigham seems to have had a separate studio room where he would take postcard size portraits of children. His more expensive portraits were usually signed in pencil, but these postcards were not. They just had The Children’s Studio address on the back. I have one of an unnamed young child taken here, holding a large felt kangaroo. It is from the early 1920s.

      March 29, 2015 at 11:38 am

  10. Lilian

    Hi Simon I have found some walking pictures in my mums old photo album, and have discovered what they were, how fascinating! I’m guessing they are from around the 1930s or 1940s. Some are in strips of 2 and some appear to be single? I know who the family members are in them and I believe they were taken at Yarmouth, but I do know the family did go to Skegness too. One is inscribed that they were walking down Marina Parade Yarmouth One photo does have the Cine Snaps 63 Rodney Rd Yarmouth on the reverse, I’d be interested to know if all the photos were taken in Yarmouth?

    October 6, 2016 at 7:33 am

    • simon robinson

      Hello Lilian, I would be happy to try and add more detail if we can see the images. Paul Godfrey who has helped in the past on this site is a bit of an expert on Great Yarmouth, and I can probably ID Skegness having been there twice this year for a look around.

      October 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

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