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SET NAME: Rotary 1
PUBLISHER: Rotary
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: 1903 (earliest known postmark)
NOTES: Front: Wide margin all round picture. Serial number, in format P495x, in white on photograph. No caption, but "AT THE ZOO" in the top right hand corner of card, above picture. Four line verse written in bottom left hand corner of card, below picture.
Reverse: "ROTARY PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATE SUNK GEM SERIES" along left hand edge.
Most of these images are familiar from other series.
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
P495A - Elephant ride
P495B - Penguin
P495C - Bactrian camel
P495D - Black bear up a pole
P496E - Polar bear
P496F - Red deer (?) stag



SET NAME: Rotary 2
PUBLISHER: Rotary
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: Front: Very similar to Set A. Wide margin all round picture. Serial number, in format P496x, in white on photograph. Caption in block capitals in top right hand corner of card, above picture (instead of "AT THE ZOO" as in set A). Four line verse written in bottom left hand corner of card, below picture.
Reverse: "ROTARY PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATE SUNK GEM SERIES" along left hand edge.
Most of these images are familiar from other series.
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
P496A THE ELEPHANT
P496B THE CAMEL
P496C THE GIRAFFE
P496D THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
P496E THE APES
P496F THE POLAR BEARS



SET NAME: Rotary 3
PUBLISHER: Rotary
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: Front: No caption. Reverse: Two known variations:
(i) "Rotary Real Photographs; Printed in England" along left-hand edge.
(ii) "Rotary Photo, London E.C., printed in England" along centre of card.
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
A714-1 - Indian Elephant Ride              (Landscape picture)
A714-2 - Camel Riding (by the otter cage)
A714-3 - Camel in outside cage at the Clock Tower
A714-4 - Hippopotamus being fed  (Same as A1716-5 in next set)
A714-5 - Three chimps (possibly the same image as used in the EFA series)
A714-6 - Two polar bears in cage



SET NAME: Rotary 4
PUBLISHER: Rotary
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: (i) Mono; (ii) Colour
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: Front: No caption. Reverse: "Printed in Britain"; two known variations:
(i) "This is a REAL PHOTOGRAPH".
(ii) "This is a HAND-PAINTED REAL PHOTOGRAPH".
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
A1716-1 - Indian Elephant Ride   (Portrait picture)
A1716-2 - Polar bears
A1716-3 - Three chimpanzees
A1716-4 - African elephant ride
A1716-5 - Hippopotamus being fed
A1716-6 - Camel ride



SET NAME: Rotary 5
PUBLISHER: Rotary
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Sepia
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: Reverse: "Printed in Britain" and "Real Photograph".
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
A1719-1 - ?Lion (Same position as "Lion at Bay" but mouth closed)
(Unable to see number, but it is one of these missing numbers)
A1719-2 - ?
A1719-3 - ?
A1719-4 - ?
A1719-5 - Hippopotamus with open mouth
A1719-6 - Lion yawning



SET NAME: Rotary 6
PUBLISHER: Rotary
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Sepia
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: Front: Glossy sepia image with a white border.
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
5935 A LION AT EASE
5936 A LION AT BAY



SET NAME: Rotary 7
PUBLISHER: Rotary
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: ?
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: Front: No border.
Reverse: "Rotary Photographic Series".
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
H202Y Who trod on my tail?



SET NAME: Rotary 8
PUBLISHER: Rotary
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Sepia
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: Front: Glossy sepia photo with a white border. Number Zx bottom left corner, caption in middle. "Rotary Photo E.C." bottom right.
Reverse: "Rotary Photographic Series".
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
Z3 A VISIT TO THE ZOO. THE CAMEL RIDE
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