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Cecil Sharp's photo collection

Cecil Sharp's photos of singers and dancers

While Cecil Sharp was collecting folk songs he also took photos of many of the singers, dancers and others that he met on his travels. These photos are a unique record of the rural Edwardian working classes in both south west England and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States.

We have recently moved these photos onto the photo sharing site Flickr to widen access to them, and the collection is accessible below.

In the future we intend to link these photos to The Full English collections, which record the songs that Sharp (and others) collected. In the meantime however please feel free to browse the photos. Note that in many cases the attribution is as accurate as we can make it, but in many cases the subject of the photo is unknown. If you are able to correctly attribute these photos, or think we've got our attribution wrong, feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will correct them.