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'Circus Horses Bathing', 2 September 1897.

Adams, Edgar Tarry

'Circus Horses Bathing', 2 September 1897.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


A photograph of circus horses bathing in the sea off the coast of Kent, taken by Edgar Tarry Adams, 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.

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