Photography

Dorset Museum started collecting photographs late in the 19th century. Images in the archive date from the earliest days of photography to today. Around 50,000 prints, 20,000 negatives, 12,000 slides and 5,000 glass plates in the collection give us insights into lifestyles, occupations and traditions around the region over time.  Significant photographers featured in the archive include Harry Pouncy, Francis Frith and Charles Cornish-Browne.

001_A Dorset Shepard

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Shepherd with a lamb

Pouncy Collection…

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018_Higgins Butchers, 51 High East Street

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Higgins Butchers, 51 High East Street, Dorchester

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017_Jubilee Day Hog roast at Piddle Valley Carnival

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May 12, 2021

Jubilee Day hog roast at Piddle Valley Carnival

Taken by B. Jackson…

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016_The Roasting of the Ox, Celebration of the Coronation of King George V

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The Roasting of the Ox, Celebration of the Coronation of King George V

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015_Roast Pig at Stoborough Fayre

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May 12, 2021

Roast Pig at Stoborough Fayre

Taken by A. Grant…

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014_Wareham & Dale Ltd., Butchers & Poulterers, Parkstone

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Wareham & Dale Ltd., Butchers & Poulterers, Parkstone

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013_A rest from haymaking on J.K. Lenthall’s Farm, Burton Bradstock

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A rest from haymaking on Lenthall’s Farm, Burton Bradstock

Taken by M. H. Ouseley…

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012_Harvesting

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May 12, 2021

Making a hayrick

Taken by M. H. Ouseley…

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011_Picking watercress at Hollow Oak, Bere Regis

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May 12, 2021

Picking watercress at Hollow Oak, Bere Regis

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