Two boys on the prow of a boat, Whitby, c 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941). The two boys are climbing on a coble boat named 'John Ruskin', after one of the greatest British art critics and social commentators. 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.