Young Woman standing by Leather Armchair.

PC 063.tif


Young Woman standing by Leather Armchair.


Young Woman standing by Leather Armchair


John Gibson - Scilly and Penzance.
Born in 1827 in the Aran Islands came to Scilly in 1840. Times were hard and moved to Penzance in 1860 and apprenticed to Robert Preston. Moved back to Scilly 1865-1870. Started photography with 2 sons specialising in dramatic shipwrecks, natural phenomena and the antiquities both of Scilly and West Cornwall. Standards were high. As business was good, another shop was opened on the promenade at Penzance in 1877. In 1879 moved to 10 Market Jew Street Penzance. John Gibson remained on and his sons moved between Scilly and Penzance. In 1910Gibson retired aged 83 and died in 1920 at St Buryan. The sons and grandsons continued and in 1925v the famous guide book was produced. The sons continued in business until 1958. It is thought that John Gibson must have been making plate photographs well before 1870. An outstanding photographer.


Morrab Library


1870 - 1910


Morrab Library




PC 063

Physical Dimensions

4 x 2.5