• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 7 DX318
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      45 60mm negatives; 96 photographs, 169 transparencies; 1 document

Scope and Content

Contains negatives, photographs and transparencies (c1940-1960) relating to net making, blacksmiths, archery, violin making, tanning, bell founding, hurdles, bowl turning, brickmaking, telegraph poles, scythes, saddler, walking sticks, tree felling, pit props, cutting hay from ricks, hay press, wheelwrights, charcoal, cricket bats, trugmaking, sheep cages, gate making, tree felling, baskets, wattle hurdles, tent pegs, gate hurdles, laying a hedge, chairs, rakes, osiers, birch brooms/besoms, pipe boring, lignum vitae woods for the game of bowls, chair bodging, rakemaking, bellfounders, milling grain, handle making, tailoring, blanket weaving, sheep cage making, rope making and a photocopy of Snow's scrapbooks n.d. c 1945

Administrative / Biographical History

Cecil F Snow (1903-1984) was a schoolmaster and amateur photographer, who took most of his photographs in Southern England during the Second World War. His images of rural crafts and craftsmen illustrate many of his wife, Mary's articles in Country Life and other publications. Snow's last significant contribution to rural life photography was commissioned by Katherine Woods to provide photographs for her detailed survey, Rural Crafts of England (1949)


PH Internal Photographic Records

PH1-45 Photographs: negatives

PH2 1-96 Photographs: collections of prints

PH5 1-169 Photographs: transparencies

SP Social and Personal Records

SP4 Personal records

Access Information

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited in 1976. Accession DX318


Compiled by Caroline Gould, 16 December 2002

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A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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