Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941), a perfect example of a typical Victorian parlour. The parlour was a room used to entertain or have afternoon tea and was not one of the general living areas of the home. 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.
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