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Notes:

The centre of the picture is dominated by the horse taxi rank. On the left is The Terrace with Fleming's, cabinet maker. Below is Oppenheim's Great Furnishing Mart which supplied high quality furniture and soft furnishings. Opposite R V and H Davy's shop is the elegant granite Bolitho Bank (demolished in the 1950s) which became Barclay's bank. Davy's was demolished in 1982 and the present post office (2011) was built in 1883 on the site of the small buildings on the right of the picture. Market Jew is a corruption of the Cornish for Thursday market.

Market Jew Street, Penzance, About 1880

Record Number: PEZPH : 1989.1076
Identification
Full name: Black And White Photograph
Brief description: The centre of the picture is dominated by the horse taxi rank. On the left is The Terrace with Fleming's, cabinet maker. Below is Oppenheim's Great Furnishing Mart which supplied high quality furniture and soft furnishings. Opposite R V and H Davy's shop is the elegant granite Bolitho Bank (demolished in the 1950s) which became Barclay's bank. Davy's was demolished in 1982 and the present post office (2011) was built in 1883 on the site of the small buildings on the right of the picture. Market Jew is a corruption of the Cornish for Thursday market.
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Person: Gibson
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