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

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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.

Copyright © From the collection of the RIC

Media ID 19057145

Date: 8th June 2019

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.118798,-5.537592

: TRURI : 2009.1.226

Image Size: 4976 x 3648 Pixels

Filesize is 5.16MB

Associated Categories: Penzance

Associated Categories: Fishing

Keywords: commerce, cornish, dresses, festivals, fish, fishing and fisheries, hats, ladies, livelihood, occupations, shows, skirts, victorian