A photograph of Branwell's Corner in Penzance; the original Grocers shop here from 1829 was 'RM Branwell and Sons', belonging to JR Branwell's father, Robert Matthews Branwell. It is now known as Greenmarket, where Tregenza grocers is based. Others identifiable shops include 'Polsue &..' to the right, 'N.J Hall Genuine tea and grocery warehouse' in front, 'A.S ?? Maker' to the left and 'Fry & Sons Pure Cocoa' to the far left. Three horse and carriages are on the road, two of then in motion…
St. Ives: These pictures were taken in August 1913, one year before the outbreak of World War One by Auguste Leon. Leon was working for Albert Kahn, a French banker and philanthopist who, at this time, had a house in Cornwall. In total, Kahn’s photographers took 72,000 colour images of 50 countries to form “The Archives of the Planet“.
Bal maidens, 1890s - A bal maiden, from the Cornish language bal, a mine and the English maiden, a young or unmarried woman, was a female manual labourer working in the mining industries of Cornwall and the bordering areas of western Devon, at the south-western extremity of Great Britain.[a] The term has been in use since at least the early 18th century.[b] At least 55,000 women and girls worked as bal maidens, and the actual number is likely to have been much higher.
ALFRED WALLIS' HOUSE | St Ives, Cornwall: 'The lady in the picture is Mrs Wallis. The view from the front porch would have been of all the boats drawn up on the sand in the harbour.' 'He first married a woman much older than himself, he moved from Penzance to St Ives and lived in a house on the wharf. From there he carried on the trade of a dealer in marine supplies. He was charged a couple of times for receiving stolen goods.' ✫ღ⊰n
FIVE FISHERMEN TRACKING A BOAT (c.1930s-50s) | Porthleven, Cornwall: 'Tracking is the practice of pulling a boat out of the harbour to catch the wind at the end of the pier. The fishermen are on the pier pulling one boat and another boat is following. Bay View Terrace and the Coastguard Cottages in Peverell Road are in the background.' (pic. A H Hawke of Helston | text Helston Museum) ✫ღ⊰n