Object Detail

Object Name
Carte de visite inscribed in pen "Modson 1st Boat. Sept. 1872". It shows four schoolboy oarsmen and a coxswain, presumably from Cheltenham, posed outdoors in boaters and mufti. On the reverse is elaborate printed advertising text and decoration, including "R. Dighton, Artist, Cheltenham" and signed in pen "E.C. Jones (bow), G.D. Alston (2), D. Arnott (3), C. Donald (str), Beadon? (cox)".

Part of the Thomas E. Weil Collection. Thomas E. Weil is a very knowledgeable and respected collector of rowing memorabilia from all over the world. His extensive collection includes material from many years of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, and Henley Royal Regatta. He also lectures and writes on rowing history and is a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum.
Accession No
The Tom Weil Collection/Rowing
Associated Person
Associated Date
Sep 1872
Associated Period
19th century
Sep 1872