Televising the Derby

Made:
1938-06-01 in United Kingdom
photographer:
Edward George Malindine

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'Televising the Derby' A photograph of a BBC television cameraman at Epsom racecourse, Surrey
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Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL
© Mirrorpix

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL
© Mirrorpix

A photograph of a BBC television cameraman at Epsom racecourse, Surrey, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1 June, 1938.

A photograph of a BBC television cameraman at Epsom racecourse, Surrey, taken in June 1938 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.

The cameraman practises directing his Emitron camera at the finishing post to find the best shot before the Derby Day racing starts. In the late 1770s, Lord Derby and Sir Charles Bunbury decided to create a race that would find the best horse of its generation - and tossed a coin to see who the race would be named after. Although Bunbury lost the toss, his horse Diomed won the first ever Epsom Derby in 1780.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/G01304
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Archive at the National Media Museum
status:
Permanent collection

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