Whitstable Oyster Fishermen

For Victorians, oysters were cheap street food, the equivalent of burgers today. At some point in time, they moved up a class or two and became a rare (and expensive) delicacy. Whitstable, on the north Kent coast, has long been famous for its oysters and, indeed, has an annual oyster festival. This stunning photograph, taken in the early 1900s is, in our view, more ‘art’ than snapshot.

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