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“Staithes Fisherfolk”
This photograph once again captures Sutcliffe’s fascination at depicting age and youth. The old man, thought to be Jacob Marshall, a fish dealer, is sat outside a cottage in Staithes next to a young child and her mother. You will notice that the child is dressed in tiny replicas of her mother’s clothing even down to the bonnet.
This is one of Sutcliffe’s very early negatives taken on a ‘wet’ plate, which required the photographer to carry a portable dark room around with him.

Ref: D9 *

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“Staithes Fisherfolk”
This photograph once again captures Sutcliffe’s fascination at depicting age and youth. The old man, thought to be Jacob Marshall, a fish dealer, is sat outside a cottage in Staithes next to a young child and her mother. You will notice that the child is dressed in tiny replicas of her mother’s clothing even down to the bonnet.
This is one of Sutcliffe’s very early negatives taken on a ‘wet’ plate, which required the photographer to carry a portable dark room around with him.