A fish auction about 1905

A fish auction about 1905

1905

A photograph of a group of people crowding around a basket taken by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) in about 1905. This photograph was probably taken at a fish auction in the market. There are fish lying on the ground next to the crowd. Presumably this is what is in the basket attracting the attention. The man in the centre of the photograph is wearing traditional fisherman's clothing. Frank Meadow Sutcliffe is best known for his naturalistic and spontaneous style of photography especially his portrayals of Whitby's fishing community. He was a founder member of The Linked Ring Brotherhood and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1941.