Men outside a polling station, Whitby, North Yorkshire, 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941). The man in the centre is a policeman who looks to be sharing a joke with the men outside. One of the men on the right is wearing a rosette to support his party and the two on the left have flowers in their button-holes. They may be on opposing sides and are trying to influence voters one last time before they make their decision. 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.