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The Gibson Dynasty: Pioneers of Photography

25th November 2017

A selection of 19th and early 20th century photographs from the Gibson & Sons archive recently acquired by Penlee House. John Gibson (1827 – 1920) was an early adopter of this new medium and set up successful businesses on the Isles of Scilly and Penzance, assisted by his sons Herbert and Alexander. Their pictures document the working lives of the people of West Cornwall as well as showing their passion for observing the ancient landscape