Newhaven Fishwife

Photograph by

 Thomas Vernon Begbie

 

Newhaven Fishwife  -  Late 1850s

Newhaven Fishwife - Photograph by Begbie

MAPS for Begbie photos:    Edinburgh & Leith

  The Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints:
City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries 

Newhaven Fishwife

Begbie appears to have been one of many photographers in the 19th century and early 20th century who took portraits of subjects dressed as Newhaven Fishwives, set against a studio backdrop.

I prefer Hill & Adamson's photos of the genuine fishwives, taken at Newhaven.

Newhaven Heritage Museum in the old fishmarket building at Newhaven Harbour kept old fishwives' clothes that could be used by children who wish to dress-up and have their photos taken until 2006.

However, the museum closed for refurbishment in late 2006.  I don't yet know when it is due to re-open.

 

 

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