Dutch woman drawing canal boat 1910-15

Dutch woman drawing canal boat in Holland

Another gem from Retronaut. My thanks for Griselda Musset of the excellent Faversham Creek Trust for pointing it out.

Photos of Hull trawlermen at the turn of the 20th century on Retronaut

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Retronaut has this fabulous magic lantern slide set depicting Hull trawlermen. Curated by James Morley, as well as cute dogs, images of great camaraderie, cute dogs and boats, there are are also posed group shots, moments of cross dressing and even a little nudity…

PH Emerson photos from the Fens and East Anglian coast appear on Retronaut


Photos taken by the Victorian photographer PH Emerson and published in the book Pictures from Fen and Field, dated 1887. More great shots by Emerson of fishing boats and turf boats can be found on the wonderful Retronaut, and and also here, and prints to hang on you wall can be bought here.