Two boys after a swim, Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire, c 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) of naked boys walking up the slipway out of the sea to dress after having a swim. Their dog sniffs the piles of clothes and shoes lying just above the water line where they were discarded. 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.