A collection of 112 photographs, 36 autochromes and 923 negatives.

The subjects include a famous and important series of portraits of Cromer and Sheringham fishermen, of which two are very rare autochromes. The images are remarkable as high quality portraits which sensitively capture the work-worn lines of the fishermen, who were very camera-shy. Edis exhibited photographs of the Sheringham fishermen in Sheringham in 1951. Many of the descendents of the subjects still live in the area. The collection also includes many studio portraits, unique north Norfolk topographical autochromes, and portraits of local and some more famous people, including King George V, Lloyd George and local lifeboat hero Henry Blogg.

Provenance

Private collection.


Cromer Museum

East Cottages, Tucker Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HB
01263 513 543
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Opening times

1 Mar – 31 Oct Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm Sat –Sun 12noon – 4pm

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