'Isobel And Pauline Adams In Pram', c 1890.
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A photograph of Isobel and Pauline Adams wearing matching bonnets, taken by their father, Edgar Tarry Adams. Adams had five children - three boys and two girls all born in the 1880s. Edgar Tarry Adams was a wealthy and dedicated amateur photographer. The owner of a brewery in Halstead, Essex, he 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.