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Fishermen, Falmouth Pier CC56_00752

Fishermen, Falmouth Pier CC56_00752


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Filename: CC56_00752.jpg

Size: 4943 x 3833 (5.1MB)

Date: 20th December 2007

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

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Fishermen, Falmouth Pier CC56_00752

FALMOUTH PIER, Cornwall. View of fishermen unloading their catches with boats moored in the background. Edwardian era photograph by Henry Taunt

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Media ID 663639

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> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > Henry Taunt Collection (1860-1922)

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1920s to 1940s > Photos of Edwardian England

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1920s to 1940s

> Industry > Fishing

> Towns and Cities > Falmouth

> Transport > Ships and boats > Fishing industry


EDITORS COMMENTS
This photo print, titled "Fishermen, Falmouth Pier CC56_00752" offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the maritime world of Cornwall during the Edwardian era. Taken by the talented photographer Henry Taunt, this historic image transports us to Falmouth Pier where fishermen are seen diligently unloading their bountiful catches from their sturdy boats. The scene is alive with activity as these hardworking men go about their daily routine against a backdrop of moored vessels gently swaying in sync with the rhythmic waves. The air is thick with anticipation as seagulls hover above, hoping for an opportunity to snatch a tasty morsel from the freshly caught fish. Taunt's expert composition allows us to feel immersed in this bustling fishing community. The details captured in each weathered face and worn-out net speak volumes about the dedication and resilience required for such a demanding occupation. It serves as a poignant reminder of our connection to both land and sea, highlighting how generations before us relied on nature's abundance for sustenance. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece of history, we can't help but appreciate Taunt's ability to freeze time within his lens. This print not only captures an era long gone but also pays homage to those who dedicated their lives to harnessing the power of the ocean while providing nourishment for countless families along Cornwall's rugged coastline.

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