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Joseph Lowe Postcards
Joseph Lowe was a renowned and prolific photographer, who lived in Patterdale between the early 1890’s and 1934. He is best known for his landscape photographs of the Lake District, particularly of Ullswater and Patterdale, many of which were sold as post-cards to tourists. He also recorded many events in the dale, such as the flood damage in Glenridding when Keppel Cove Dam burst in 1927 and at various sporting events. From the numbering system he used, it would seem that he may have produced over 4,400 different photographs. In this section we have created an index of those that we know about (over 500 so far) and, where we have a copy of the picture, we show a thumbnail that can be clicked on to show a larger view along with any other details we know. The image opens in a new tab/screen in your browser - to return to this page, close that tab or select the Patterdale TODAY tab. The estimated dates are largely derived from the postmarks on the cards.
If you know of any photos that are not listed, or earlier posting dates, please let us know their number and title, either through our discussion page or by e-mail. If you have copies of those photos, or better copies than those shown in the index, we would of course be delighted to include them in this collection.
To read more about Joseph Lowe's life - click here