This work forms part of the collection assembled by the historian Dorothy Rogers (1905-1973), donated to the Kew Historical Society by her son in 2015. The manuscripts, photographs, maps, and documents were sourced by her from both family and local collections or produced as references for her print publications. Many were directly used by Rogers in writing ‘Lovely Old Homes of Kew’ (1961) and 'A History of Kew' (1973), or the numerous articles on local history that she produced for suburban newspapers. Most of the photographs in the collection include detailed annotations in her hand. The Rogers Collection provides a comprehensive insight into the working habits of a historian from the 1960s to the 1970s.

Physical description

Original monochrome photograph of the exterior of a polychrome brick Victorian villa in Pakington Street, Kew. The villa has a slate roof, two bay windows and a verandah.

Inscriptions & markings

Inscribed verso: "ca. 1860 home of the 1st state school master (back of house only seen from Peel Street now)".