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Image number: RS.18697
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Deck tennis match

Date

1929

Sitter

Philip Eggleton (1903-1954, British), Biochemist

Creator

Lillian Mary Pickford (1902-2002), Physiologist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 48mm
width (print): 41mm

Subject

Description

Scene showing passenger sports aboard the S.S. Minnekahda. The two central figures, playing as a team [at deck tennis?] are Philip Eggleton (left as viewed) and Brook [?] (right as viewed), in profile and half-profile, facing left. Behind, a pair of players, one in a cricket sweater holding a staff, probably a deck shuffleboard cue.

The image is inscribed in ink, verso: ‘P. Eggleton Brook Minnekhada 1929’. The ‘Velox’ photographic paper stamp also appears verso. From a collection of snapshots taken by Mary Pickford on board, captioned and donated by her.

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.

Philip Eggleton (1903-1954) British biochemist and physiologist, was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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

Object history

Presented by Lillian Mary Pickford.

Associated place

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