'Napier Arms Public House', c 1900.

Adams, Edgar Tarry

'Napier Arms Public House', c 1900.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


A photograph of the Napier Arms public house in Halstead, Essex, taken by Edgar Tarry Adams. Adams was a wealthy and dedicated amateur photographer and the owner of a brewery in Halstead. The pub sign says 'Adams & Sons'. Another sign on the gate says 'Good Stabling'. Adams was a figure of authority and played a prominent role in local affairs. His interests were many and varied. An accomplished amateur painter and musician, he was also a captain of the local volunteer Fire Brigade and a Lieutenant in the RNVR. Adams first took up photography in the 1880s and carried on taking photographs until after World War One, creating a fascinating social record of his family, friends and interests.

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