'One Of The Adams Children Wearing Mask...', c 1900.
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'One Of The Adams Children Wearing Mask On Roof Of Brewery House'. A photograph of one of Edgar Tarry Adams' children wearing a gnome mask and standing on the roof of the Brewery House in Halstead, Essex, taken by her father. Edgar Tarry Adams was a wealthy and dedicated amateur photographer. The owner of a brewery in Halstead, 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.