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Image number: RS.18695
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Deck tennis match




Arthur St George Joseph McCarthy Huggett (1897-1968, British), Physiologist
Edward Palmer Poulton (1883-1939, British), Physician


Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002), Physiologist

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height (print): 64mm
width (print): 50mm



Scene showing a group of passengers aboard the S.S. Minnekahda, playing and watching a game of deck tennis. The two central figures, playing as a team, are Hugo Huggett (left as viewed) and Edward Palmer Poulton (right as viewed), both in profile, facing left.

The image is inscribed in ink, verso: ‘Minnekhada 1929, H. Hugget Teddy Poulton. Deck Tennis’. From a collection of snapshots taken by Mary Pickford on board, captioned and donated by her. Backed with cardboard.

The S.S. Minnekahda was a U.S. Atlantic Transport converted troopship, repurposed as a single-class passenger ship. Archibald Vivian Hill (1886-1977) organised its use to transport European scientists attending the International Physiological Congress in Boston, U.S.A., in 1929.

Arthur St. George Joseph McCarthy [known as ‘Hugo’] Huggett (1897-1968) British physiologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1958.

Edward Palmer Poulton (1883-1939), British physician and physiologist, the son of Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton FRS.

Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002) British physiologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1966.

Object history

Presented by Lillian Mary Pickford.

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