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I'll say no more. But if you have a little time this one has an interesting story behind it. From a magic lantern slide with no clues at all except what is in the image and then Google.

 

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https://photographs.museumofcornishlife.co.uk/Search/Places/St%20Keverne

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7 minutes ago, Sue Rae Edmondson said:

St Keverne Church and Rule & Son Shop, 1898 Cornwall

 

 

Well done. Yes indeed. Like me you must have found a similar held by Helston museum. This photography family had a particular specialism which in 1898 explains what the men are carrying from the church.

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5 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

 

 

Well done. Yes indeed. Like me you must have found a similar held by Helston museum. This photography family had a particular specialism which in 1898 explains what the men are carrying from the church.

 

Yes I was surprised what they carried from the church as the two don't normally go hand in hand  

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1 hour ago, Sue Rae Edmondson said:

 

Yes I was surprised what they carried from the church as the two don't normally go hand in hand  

 

I think its a coffin. There was a huge tragedy in 1898. SS Mohegan was wrecked on the Manacles nearby with the loss of 106 lives. Many bodies were brought to the church at St Keverne - I came across a photo of the bodies in the church by Gibson of Penzance who are family famous for their pictures of shipwrecks and aftermaths.

 

There's a mass grave in the churchyard at Keverne but some bodies were transported to London and even to USA.

 

The Gibson archive went up for auction a couple years back and there was lots of coverage about them. They fetched £30k at Sothebys.

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