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A Cornish fishwife

A Cornish fishwife


A carte-de-visite portrait of a working woman from a coastal Cornish village, wearing the traditional costume of her region.

Photographed by W. Brooks of Penzance, though I’ve seen the same photograph identified elsewhere as the work of Robert H. Preston of Penzance.

 

Code: 125870
 
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