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Mending Nets, West Cornwall Fisheries Exhibition, Penzance, Cornwall. 29th August to 9th September 1884

Mending Nets, West Cornwall Fisheries Exhibition, Penzance, Cornwall. 29th August to 9th September 1884


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Mending Nets, West Cornwall Fisheries Exhibition, Penzance, Cornwall. 29th August to 9th September 1884

A posed group of eight women wearing traditional costumes and carrying out tasks associated with the fishing industry. The handwritten caption underneath reads Costumes of Fish Women at Penzance Fishery Exhibition, 1884. The West Cornwall Fisheries Exhibition was held in Penzance from Friday 29th August to Tuesday 9th September 1884. The photograph shows the style of dress of the period in good detail and shows the women mending nets with various devices. Photographer: Robert H. Preston

TRURI : 2009.1.226

Media ID 19057145

© From the collection of the RIC

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