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Metal Hand

The nails of this hand are painted gold while the remainder is chocolate brown. It is doubtful that this is original paint. Label to base.

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Lamp

Tubular fragment part of 19th. century lamp

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Ralph Todd's Sketchbook

Sketchbook beloning to Ralph Todd. Has some drawings of farm animals. Some pages cut or torn. Green 'leaf' design on cover.

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Mill Bay - Near The Land's End

View of Penzance from just off Battery Rocks. Two people by part of a shipwreck can be seen in the foreground; ships on a rough sea in the background.

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Architectural Study of Plant Forms (untitled)

Pen and wash architectural study by Selina Jane Maddern, produced whilst a student at the Penzance School of Art. Her father retrained as an architect and set up a practice at 11 Morrab Road. He was also a part-time lecturer at Penzance School of Art.

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Lands End Cliff, December 9 1810

Pencil and wash sketch, possibly by Joseph Farington RA (1747-1821), depicting a horse falling from a cliff at Lands End. Inscribed and dated 1810. The incident is believed to be when Captain Arbuthnot's horse took frightand fell, c.1802, recorded in "An Illustrated Itinerary of the County of Cornwall", Cyrus Redding, pub.1842.

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N E View of St. Michael's Mount

N E View of St. Michael's Mount by James Tonkin

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A View of The Mounts Bay In Cornwall

A View of the Mounts Bay in Cornwall by James Tonkin

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St Ives Harbour From The Malakoff

Photograph of St Ives Harbour from the Malakoff; the houses beneath are known locally as 'The Warren.' From left to right are the Rose and Short Shelter Lodges, the lifeboat slip, The Sloop, the White Hart, Mount Zion, Friendship, Harbour Beach, the Pilot’s Office and Smeaton’s Pier.

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St Ives Harbour From Smeaton's Pier In The 1960s

Photograph of St Ives Harbour from Smeaton's Pier at high tide. The harbour is empty except for a pair of skiffs, c. 1960s

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St Ives Harbour From The West Pier In 1894 To 1904

St Ives Harbour from the West Pier in 1894 to 1904 probably from the Lifeboat Slip at Market Strand. At least five mackerel boats are visible with mizzen sails set and temporarily moored. The practice during the mackerel season was to anchor on temporary moorings, land the catch in a punt and get away again as quickly as possible. The mackerel season was from March until the end of June.

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Photograph Album

The event has not been identified but the gentlemen are wearing boaters which reached the height of popularity in the 1890s.

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Photograph Album

Fishing luggers at rest in a harbour- either Newlyn or Penzance.

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Photograph Album

Framed to make an oval scene, this picture is rather unclear but seems to constitute seven trees framing a house in the countryside.

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Photograph Album

SS Ormerod was a collier owned by J H Bennetts the local fuel merchant. It was 52 metres (171' long weighing 474 tons and was the model for Stanhope Forbes's painting, "The Stone Boat" showing the Lighthouse boy sculling a boat off Newlyn Harbour with an old man is fishing.

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Photograph Album

A trawl smack alongside Penzance extension pier.

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