The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

'Waiting the boat'

'Waiting the boat'

A carte-de-visite portrait of two Newhaven fishwives.

With their striped skirts and their 'picturesque' bonnets, the women of Newhaven, a small fishing community near Edinburgh, proved an early and popular subject with local photographers.

Photographed by Ross and Thomson of Edinburgh.

A printed caption recto in the lower margin gives the title. According to another, the image was registered in 1863.


Code: 126079
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