Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) of people walking along a wet pavement in Pier Road. On the left is a pub or bar called 'Nelson's Flag', and lighthouses are visible in the distance. Sutcliffe frequently used the harbour rail on the right as a setting for his photographs as it helped to add perspective. He 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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