There was always an excuse or a reason for incurring the expense of a studio portrait.
With many photographs the reason it was taken may be apparent.
With others the reason will be more subtle or not evident at all from the photograph.
The lady on the right is showing us the cup she has won and the raquet she won it with.
The lady on the left is much less obvious.
Above the appliqued LLSC logo which tells us she is a member of the Leicester Ladies Swimming Club is a very small badge in the shape of a lifebouy. It is the type of badge awarded for passing a life-saving test and is the probable reason for the photograph.
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