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Cockle Woman, Exmouth, Devon

Historic Photographs

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Collection Historic Photographs, Francis Frith & Co, South West
ExhibitionsBeside the Seaside
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID G3128
Description The woman in this photograph is dredging for cockles, barefooted, at low tide on the shores of the Exe estuary. Exmouth’s docks can be seen in the distance. In the 18th century, Exmouth was a resort popular with prominent public figures, such as Vice­Admiral Horatio Nelson and Lord Byron. Today, the Exe Estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, popular with birdwatchers as a site for wading birds.
Date made circa 1906

Artist/Maker Francis Frith & Co
Francis Frith & Co
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver halide: gelatine
Measurements 151 x 215 mm
  • Cockle Woman, Exmouth, Devon (G3128)
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