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Cromarty Image Library

Fisher Girls
The Cromarty Archive
Fisher Girls

From a book of photographs published by John Bain, Draper and Clothier, Cromarty. 1900

Photographed by Valentines Dudee.

Quite a famous picture - often reproduced. Anybody know who the girls are?

The large version is a postcard supplied by James Barr. He says the "card is postmarked 'Cromarty June 20, 1903' with arrival postmarked 'Blankenese June 22, 1903'. Blankenese is a southern suburb of Hamburg, Germany overlooking the river Elbe. Message is written in German."
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Picture added on 01 January 2003
I Think this is a stunning Picture of early Cromarty Life..I believe John Bain was a keen photographer and as a collector of Early Cromarty Postards ..i have seen his name appear on a number of them..Please has anyone got more information about the man himself?
Added by John Macdonald on 11 July 2009
a postcard in German from near a major british naval harbour during a period when the UK and Germany were in a naval arms race...curious!!! wonder what the message says...hints of spying perhaps!
Added by Sheila Currie on 11 July 2009
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