Boscastle, 1890-1900

Above we show a vital photo of Boscastle, the village street, Cornwall. This color photochrome print was made between 1890 and 1900 in Cornwall, England-what a brilliant piece of history.

A photograph of an older and a younger woman talking on the steps of the entrance of two terraced cottages in Newlyn. In front of them are two pails, a bussa and a sleeping cat. Clothes hang out to dry between the two doors and on the wooden fence to the left. Both wear aprons tied in two places at the back. - Collections - Penlee House Gallery and Museum Penzance Cornwall UK

A photograph of an older and a younger woman talking on the steps of the…

'Mildred' struck under Gurnards Head in thick fog at midnight, 6 April 1912. She was carrying slag from Newport to London. When she began to pound broadside on, the captain and crew launched a boat and rowed along the cliffs to St Ives. The 'Mildred', Cornish built and owned, was launched in 1889.

The Wreck of “The Mildred”, 1912 "and my heart is like the sinking ship out in mid ocean"

Cockle woman, Exmouth, Devon  circa 1906

Cockle woman, Exmouth, Devon circa 1906 I live here since I was born till three years ago

The Gibson family photographic business was founded in Penzance by John Gibson in the 1860s, who took his first photograph of a wreck in 1869. However it was his two sons Alexander and Herbert who perfected the art of photographing wrecks and who produced perhaps the most dramatic and haunting images of ships wrecked at sea, and the related images of heroic rescues, survivors, burials and salvage scenes.

Precious cargo: The Glenbervie, which was carrying a consignment of pianos and high quality spirits crashed into rocks Lowland Point near Coverack, Cornwall, in January 1902 after losing her way in bad weather.

A photograph of a woman beating a fishing net outside a white granite house in Newlyn. The net is laid out on the base of a climber. Other plants, including nasturtiums, grow in pots in front of the wall. A number of pails, bowls, pitchers and bussas sit on the cobbled lane, indicating that it was the centre of much activity. A coat hangs on a hook in the doorway next door. - Collections - Penlee House Gallery and Museum Penzance Cornwall UK

A photograph of a woman beating a fishing net outside a white granite house in…

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