Barrels on a harbour-side, Whitby, c 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) of barrels which would have been used to put the fishermen's catch in before being taken to the market. The large number of barrels illustrates just how important the fishing industry was to Whitby. Sutcliffe is best known for his naturalistic and spontaneous style of photography, especially his portrayals of Whitby's fishing community. He was a founder member of The Linked Ring Brotherhood and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1941.