Sunday, March 13, 2011

Douarnenez, 1912. Photos of Charles L'Hermitage

Douarnenez Harbor c. 1912

bateaux dans le port à marée basse



voilier dans le port



bord de mer avec voilier



bateaux dans le port



vue du port



vue du port



vue du port



Caulking seams, other repair
s




calfats bretons réparant une coque de bateau



calfats bretons réparant la coque d'un bateau



calfat breton sur la plage



calfats bretons réparant la coque d'un bateau



calfats bretons réparant la coque d'un bateau



calfats bretons nettoyant la coque d'un bateau




calfat breton nettoyant la coque d'un bateau



calfats bretons nettoyant la coque d'un bateau



calfats bretons nettoyant la coque d'un bateau



calfats bretons nettoyant la coque d'un bateau



calfat breton brûlant du goudron



calfat breton réparant un bateau



calfats bretons réparant la coque d'un bateau



calfat breton réparant un bateau



calfat breton nettoyant une voile



calfats bretons



calfats bretons réparant un bateau



calfat breton immatriculant un bateau



calfats bretons brûlant du goudron



calfat breton réparant la coque d'un bateau



calfat breton réparant la coque d'un bateau



calfats bretons réparant un bateau



calfat breton nettoyant la coque d'une barque



calfat breton nettoyant la coque d'une barque




Bretagnie




Paysage de Bretagne



Douarnenez : breton dans son intérieur


Auteur :
Lhermitte Charles Augustin (1881-1945)
all photos


(C) Droits réservés
Crédit photographique :
(C) RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Période :
20e siècle
Date :
1912
Localisation :
Paris, musée d'Orsay







Charles Augustin Lhermitte, French, (1881-1945) was the son of the realist painter Lèon Lhermitte (1844-1925) and worked in photography for about twenty years, stopping in the 1920s.

Although a member of the pictorialist movement, he remained somewhat of a novice to the technique, and was probably influenced more by naturalism, which he inherited from his father, than by symbolism and impressionism. His work is generally characterized by a clear definition rather than the soft focus. (courtesy Wikipedia)

I found this archive and several others via a facebook friend, Pierre-Yves Decosse. Pierre seems to share my love of maritime history and particularly the smaller inshore craft of the local fisherman. The portion of the L'Hermitte archive presented here is minuscule, the archive runs to 500 images.

Douarnenez is still an active fishing port and host to a traditional maritime festival every other
year.

Thanks to the folks at RMN

7 comments:

uurchin said...

What were they doing? Looks like smoke. That is one heck of a tide there, too.

H.A. said...

Beautiful set!!!!!!!!!!!

Cold is the Sea said...

Beautiful set!!!!!!!!!!

Russ Manheimer said...

I think they were burning off the bottom growth. Or maybe warming the bottom for a coat of tar.

Thomas Armstrong said...

Russ, yes, it has to do with tar and caulking.

Mike Kingdom-Hockings said...

Thanks for the L'Hermitage photos. Sadly, the days of careening on public hards are just about gone in all major countries now. Probably contravene Health & Safety regs and make you liable to litigation from idiots who come too close when you're working.

Mike K-H

Simon Baddeley said...

I've been through the Raz - drifting with motor on and my crew in the bows in almost dead calm. Scary even then. S