Object Description

A good framed university rowing team photo of the 1900 Queen’s Lent boat crew, Cambridge. The photos are framed in a traditional oak frame with gold slip with a team photo on the left and a picture of the crew in their boat on the right. Mounted on the official photographers mount ‘Messrs Stearn, Cambridge’ with calligraphic legend and University crest.
It shows the names and weights of the crew as:-
Capt. N.W. Clayton; Coach. B.M. Downton,(EMM); Bow. T. Hughes….10.7½; 2. J. R. Croft….11.4; 3. C.A. Williams….11.2; 4. W. Davies….12.2; 5. W.A. Blackwall….12.13; 6. M. Smith….11.4; 7. C.D.E. Dewe….11.8; Str. G.C.L. Maunder….10.3; Cox. F.H. Cooke….8.8.

Object History

Stearn & Sons photography studio was founded in around 1866 by Thomas Steran, an English photographer. Thomas Stearn pioneered the use of modern photographic techniques, and as early as the 1890’s photographed the boat races from the riverbank. Thomas produced a number of children who became photographers in adult life – Henry C. Stearn, Walter James Stearn and Rupert Stearn.

Object Literature

Queen’s College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge and is amongst the oldest and largest colleges of the university. It was founded by Margaret of Anjou in 1448 who was the Queen of Henry VI who himself founded King’s College.

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