The images below are taken from our archive of photographs, postcards and other material. Select any picture to see more details.

J.R. Clarke

Photographer J.R. Clarke

Joseph Robinson Clarke was born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1840. He joined his younger brother John in establishing a photography business in his home town before moving to Thirsk in 1870. Although much of his work was studio-based, Clarke covered practically every public event in and around Thirsk. His work is full of detail and carefully composed, while often looking entirely natural. Many of Clarke’s photographs can be seen in the Museum’s archives as prints, postcards and ‘cartes de visite’.