Historical information

Lifeboat equipment


Lifeboat equipment user

Physical description

Sepia photo of Henry Freeman - lifeboat disaster survivor

Inscriptions & markings

Reverse - " Gift from Henry Reid 6/11/86 - Artboard AB 57 - Frank Meadow Sutcliffe 1853 - 1941 - Henry Freeman - A portrait of Henry Freeman. Lifeboatman for over forty years & sole survivor of the Whitby lifeboat disaster of 1861 in which twelve men were drowned close by the West pier. Henry Freeman was the only one wearing a newly designed Ministry Life Jacket. - Reproduction by courtesy of the Sutcliffe Gallery, Whitby. - Hand finished photographs printed from Sutcliffe's original negative available from The Sutcliffe Gallery, 1 Flowergate, Whitby, Yorks White. Write for details. (c) Camden Graphics Ltd 1977 43 Camden Passage London N1 01-226 2061 ".