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Publication: Snapped at Gorleston on Sea

Photographic researcher, Paul Godfrey, has written and published a small book,"Snapped at Gorleston on Sea", (ISBN 978-0-9926929-0-2) about commercial seaside photographers from the past who traded there. It focuses on Jackson's Faces and J Barker & Sons Ltd who both specialised in walking/promenade photography of strollers on Gorleston seafront in the summer months, along with William Hastings, an early holiday camp photographer, This 50 page A5 format book covers the firms involved, their handling methods, the cameras used and the people who ran or worked for these firms. One chapter is devoted to establishing the date of a Gorleston Promenade photograph. The period covered is from around 1921 until the early 1960s. The book contains 50 black and white photographs many of which have not been published before. Price £6

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