Historical information

The photograph is part of a serie likely to have been taken by Bill Doyle (Reverend C.J. Eldridge-Doyle), who was a keen photographer like many of the chaplains as he often uses the Ilford paper to print his images.

The man appears to be at the Mission to Seafarers, the Celia Little room usually used as a reading and quiet room.
On the table is the shield annual competition by crew of merchant ships presented by Wally Nancarrow, Sydney.


The presence of the framed football shield in the image links this image to other objects in the MTSV collection and helps confirm location of Celia Little room and the era of the photograph to mid 20th C.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a man reading a magazine taken a table with a collection of different magazines. A framed shield appears to the left of the frame.

Inscriptions & markings

Ilford paper