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Fishing Collection

"Fishing: A Timeless Tradition Connecting Communities and Cultures" From the picturesque Harbour of Port Wenn to the captivating Roman seafood mosaic

Background imageFishing Collection: Eat more fish

Eat more fish
Empire Marketing Board 1927-1933 poster, More Than Half The Catch Is Sold As Fried Fish Date: 1927-1933

Background imageFishing Collection: Advertisement for the Seasalter & Ham Oyster Fishery Company

Advertisement for the Seasalter & Ham Oyster Fishery Company, producers of Whitstable Native Oysters, Whitstable
5996957 Advertisement for the Seasalter & Ham Oyster Fishery Company, producers of Whitstable Native Oysters, Whitstable, Kent (litho) by English School

Background imageFishing Collection: Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho)

Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho)
3036062 Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a leaping eastern brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Background imageFishing Collection: Mt. Lassen rises above Mazanita Lake in Mt. Lassen National Park, California

Mt. Lassen rises above Mazanita Lake in Mt. Lassen National Park, California
Mt. Lassen rises above Manzanita Lake in Mt. Lassen National Park, California

Background imageFishing Collection: England / Porthleven

England / Porthleven
Low tide at Porthleven, a small seaport town on Mounts Bay, Cornwall, England

Background imageFishing Collection: Salmon fishing on the Dee

Salmon fishing on the Dee. Date c1902 June 30

Background imageFishing Collection: Viaduct on the Baltimore & Washington Railroad, c1838. Artist: Henry Adlard

Viaduct on the Baltimore & Washington Railroad, c1838. Artist: Henry Adlard
Viaduct on the Baltimore & Washington Railroad, c1838. Illustration after a painting by William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) who visited the United States in the 1830s

Background imageFishing Collection: Newport Isle of Wight early 1900s

Newport Isle of Wight early 1900s

Background imageFishing Collection: Sharks (chromolitho)

Sharks (chromolitho)
2782541 Sharks (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sharks. Liebig card, published in late 19th or early 20th century)

Background imageFishing Collection: Harbour (known around the world as Port Wenn)

Harbour (known around the world as Port Wenn)
Harbour (known around the world as Port Wenn the home of Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes, on TV) Port Isaac, North Cornwall, UK Date:

Background imageFishing Collection: Grimsby Docks EPW012666

Grimsby Docks EPW012666
The Dock Tower, Royal and No 1 Fish Docks, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1925

Background imageFishing Collection: Roman seafood mosaic

Roman seafood mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageFishing Collection: The harbour and village, Polperro, Cornwall, England, UK

The harbour and village, Polperro, Cornwall, England, UK

Background imageFishing Collection: Seahouses, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Seahouses, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Collection: The V & A. waterfront and Table Mountain cape Town

The V & A. waterfront and Table Mountain cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

Background imageFishing Collection: The products of Newfoundland, Canada - Cod

The products of Newfoundland, Canada - Cod
The products of Newfoundland, Canada (" to say nothing of the middle one" ). A pair of large cod flank a young fishermans lad. Date: 1902

Background imageFishing Collection: Wells Cathedral / 1871

Wells Cathedral / 1871
Wells Cathedral, Somerset

Background imageFishing Collection: Fishing boats in Amble Harbour K011713

Fishing boats in Amble Harbour K011713
AMBLE HARBOUR, Northumberland. View of fishing boats moored in the harbour

Background imageFishing Collection: Turner - The Iveagh Seapiece J910563

Turner - The Iveagh Seapiece J910563
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " The Iveagh Seapiece " by TURNER JMW. Also known as " Coast Scene of Fishermen Hauling a Boat Ashore "

Background imageFishing Collection: Ernest Hemingway Fishing

Ernest Hemingway Fishing
Sun Valley, Idaho: 1939 Author Ernest Hemingway holding two trout he has caught

Background imageFishing Collection: A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson
The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season

Background imageFishing Collection: Poster advertising Knysna, South Africa

Poster advertising Knysna, South Africa
Poster advertising Knysna, a town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. A relaxed couple stroll along with golf and fishing tackle

Background imageFishing Collection: Craster harbour, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Craster harbour, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Collection: Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Cadgwith harbour with fishermen, fishing boats and a tucking net full of pilchards. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageFishing Collection: Marina, Findochty, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom

Marina, Findochty, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom

Background imageFishing Collection: Lindisfarne Castle N080248

Lindisfarne Castle N080248
LINDISFARNE CASTLE, Holy Island, Northumberland. Decaying fishing boat with the castle in the background - monochrome

Background imageFishing Collection: Between the Tides

Between the Tides
WAR15905 Between the Tides by Langley, Walter (1852-1922); Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Cheshire, UK; eWarrington Museum & Art Gallery; English, out of copyright

Background imageFishing Collection: Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Background imageFishing Collection: Fresco of a fisherman from Akrotiri

Fresco of a fisherman from Akrotiri, dating from around 1600 BC, island of Santorini (Thira), Cyclades, Greece, Europe

Background imageFishing Collection: David Bryant with Pipe

David Bryant with Pipe
David Bryant, CBE, bowls legend; a trout-fishing, pipe- smoking man of Somerset who is regarded as the greatest player in the history of the sport

Background imageFishing Collection: Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard

Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard
Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Anglers using a running line to catch pike on the Lea at Waltham Abbey, to the north-east of London. Painting in the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageFishing Collection: Hogarth / False Perspectiv

Hogarth / False Perspectiv
An exercise in false perspective. Date: early 19th century

Background imageFishing Collection: White-tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle -Haliaeetus albicilla- about to grab for a fish, Lauvsnes

White-tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle -Haliaeetus albicilla- about to grab for a fish, Lauvsnes, Flatanger, Nord-Trondelag, Trondelag, Norway

Background imageFishing Collection: Harbour, Findochty, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom

Harbour, Findochty, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom

Background imageFishing Collection: 1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review

1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review
A panoramic view showing the berthing arrangements made for the Review of the Fleet at Spithead by King George V to celebrate his Silver Jubilee

Background imageFishing Collection: The Days Work by Muriel Dawson

The Days Work by Muriel Dawson
A little boy in dungarees or overalls and with a wide brimmed hat stands on the end of a jetty fishing with a makeshift rod and line. Swans fly overhead

Background imageFishing Collection: England / Appledore

England / Appledore
Appledore, a quaint fishing village and seaport in North Devon, situated on the estuary of the River Torridge and Taw

Background imageFishing Collection: Grimsby No 2 Fish Dock

Grimsby No 2 Fish Dock
No 2 Fish Dock, full of fishing boats, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Background imageFishing Collection: Coastal Grizzlies or Alaskan Brown Bears - fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls

Coastal Grizzlies or Alaskan Brown Bears - fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska. July
TOM-1214 Coastal Grizzlies or Alaskan Brown Bears - fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park, Alaska. July Ursus arctos horribilis Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for

Background imageFishing Collection: Fishing boat, Dungeness Beach J070051

Fishing boat, Dungeness Beach J070051
DUNGENESS BEACH, Lydd, Kent. A decaying fishing boat sits on the beach

Background imageFishing Collection: Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK

Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK
MAB-199 Old fishing boats rotting on beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are personal display purposes only

Background imageFishing Collection: The calling of the apostles Peter and Andrew by Jesus (colour litho)

The calling of the apostles Peter and Andrew by Jesus (colour litho)
5226710 The calling of the apostles Peter and Andrew by Jesus (colour litho) by Fugel, Gebhard (1863-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: The calling of the apostles Peter and Andrew by Jesus)

Background imageFishing Collection: The Fishing Village of Burtonport, County Donegal

The Fishing Village of Burtonport, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Background imageFishing Collection: The Old Fisherman, 1903. Artist: Joseph Edward Southall

The Old Fisherman, 1903. Artist: Joseph Edward Southall
The Old Fisherman, 1903. From The Studio Volume 79, [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1920]

Background imageFishing Collection: Scene with fishermen at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon

Scene with fishermen at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon
Scene with fishermen and boats at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon -- coastal erosion can be seen in the middle distance, caused by storm damage and protected over the years by sea defences

Background imageFishing Collection: Ireland, County Cork, Cobh. Harbor view and St. Colmans church

Ireland, County Cork, Cobh. Harbor view and St. Colmans church

Background imageFishing Collection: Cadgwith harbour, fishing village and port, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Cadgwith harbour, fishing village and port, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Collection: Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe

Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe
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"Fishing: A Timeless Tradition Connecting Communities and Cultures" From the picturesque Harbour of Port Wenn to the captivating Roman seafood mosaic, it has been an integral part of human history. Across continents, this age-old practice has shaped economies and brought people together. In Newfoundland, Canada, the bountiful waters have long provided a livelihood for its residents, with cod being one of their prized catches. The V & A waterfront in Cape Town offers a stunning backdrop of Table Mountain as fishermen bring in their hauls, showcasing the beauty of South Africa's coastal treasures. Traveling further south along the African coast leads us to Knysna, where a vibrant poster advertises its rich fishing heritage. Meanwhile, Grimsby Docks in England stand as a testament to centuries-old maritime trade that once thrived there. Seahouses in Northumberland paints a picture-perfect scene with its charming harbor nestled amidst rugged cliffs. And who can forget Cadgwith in Cornwall? Tucking pilchards into barrels during the late 1800s was not only hard work but also an important part of Cornish culture. Across the Atlantic Ocean lies Lunenburg in Nova Scotia - another fishing haven where generations have cast their nets and reaped abundant rewards from the sea. Craster harbour stands proudly on England's northeastern coast, offering breathtaking views alongside fresh catches. Even literary giants like Ernest Hemingway found solace and inspiration while fishing; his love for angling became legendary. And let's not forget William Heath Robinson's whimsical illustration "A Decided Catch, " reminding us that sometimes luck plays a role too. Fishing transcends borders and time itself; it unites communities across oceans while sustaining livelihoods and preserving traditions.