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Low Tide

Low Tide

Photographer: Thompson, Stephen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: 1758.b.6

Item number: 8

Length: 14

Width: 18.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The scene is a familiar one enough anywhere around the English coast: - a break in the long line of cliffs, a chasm marked by white foam and yellow sands, red roofs clustering about a narrow wharf, a climbing street, and a grey mouldering church above. In the midnight watch at sea, in far-off climes, on Indian plains, or in distant colonies, the vision of such a simple scene often rises unbidden to the exile's mental gaze, and brings with it thoughts of 'long ago.'" Text by Stephen Thompson.

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