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Title: John Barrow, roadsweeper
Item Name: Local Characters
Maker: Duncom, J.


Sepia photograph of John Henry Barrow, (known locally as Jack) a roadsweeper, photographed in Walkergate, Beverley. Equipped with a broom and shovel, his three-wheeled cart is labelled "Beverley Corporation". Mounted on card. an undated note in the Art Gallery files relating to this photograph states that he lived at 2 Princess Gardens, Beverley. He was married to Eliza Barrow, who worked as a cleaner for Beverley library & art gallery and was the model for the cook in Fred Ewell's painting 'Elevenses'. In the background to this photograph is the Malt Shovel public house.

Year: 1900(c)
Materials: paper
Measurements: L:11/17cm; W:15.5/22cm
ID_Number: ERYMS (BAG) : 2000.4