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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
Shelia is on the ball! certainly is a coincidence, however with the lack of ministerial info on this disaster, we will never know. My uncle P.O John Baylis lost his life 21 years old. Lets get this site up to date, at 81 Im one of the last direct family connection with memories handed down. Lest we forget .
Added by Brian Knibbs on 19 October 2018
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