Barrels of herring, Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire, c 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941). These barrels were used to store the fishermen's catch after being unloaded from the boats. Here, women are sorting and gutting the fish before packing them in the barrels. 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.