Whitby Jet

This rather unusual subject matter for a photographer one hundred and twenty years ago is a stall selling jet jewellery in Whitby on the Yorkshire coast. The term ‘jet black’ comes from this gemstone mineral, found on the local beaches. The jewellery became popular when Queen Victoria wore it during her extended period of mourning following the death of Prince Albert. This close-up study is an important social history record of the various jet items being made and sold at the time.

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