Here’s another occupational carte-de-visite from England. It looks like an early one, maybe early 1870s.
At the mouth of the River Tyne on the North Sea, South Shields was a major shipbuilding center from the 1850s onward. The photo was taken in an industrial setting, possibly a shipyard, by a photographer from the studio of Ainsley & Runciman on Ocean Road.
The women in this first close-up are wearing interesting outfits:
The man standing to the right of them has had one leg amputated:
Feel free to examine the entire image in high resolution, and please comment on anything that catches your eye: