Cullercoats, Northumberland.

By the 18th century, tourism was flourishing in Cullercoats. By 1751 the town was so fashionable that one diarist noted that there was ‘not a room empty’. It was also home to an important artists’ community, which included the American artist Winslow Homer. He arrived in 1881, and spent the next eighteen months painting the local fisherwomen. Here, little girls paddle in the sea, while the boys watch from the seawall.

Object Details

ID: G2417
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Glass photonegative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Francis Frith & Co; Francis Frith & Co
Places: Northumberland
Date made: circa 1888
Exhibition: Beside the Seaside
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 152 x 215 mm

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