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Title : The fishermen were intrigued by Rita's unusual technique

Description : View of model, Rita Fisher, posing for Turners, February 1955 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/13209A). To read a blog about Turners advertising techniques see Tyne and Wear Archives presents a set of images taken by the Newcastle-based firm Turners (Photography) Ltd. They were taken by the firm on is own account for possible use in their advertising campaigns. Turners frequently hired models to help promote their work and to encourage sales in their shops. Some of the shots are humorous or bizarre while others are quite suggestive. The images are fascinating for what they tell us about the times that produced them – the fashions, the attitudes, the technology … Most of the images are quirky and almost seem to invite comments. If you’d like to suggest alternative captions we’d be delighted to hear them! (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email

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Subject : model

Subject : modelling

Subject : turnersphotography

Subject : newcastleupontyne

Subject : photography

Subject : publicity

Subject : fashion

Subject : 1950s

Subject : studio

Subject : fishingnet

Subject : bikini

Subject : ladder

Subject : modellingforturners

Subject : blackandwhitephotograph

Subject : socialhistory

Subject : ritafisher

Subject : posing

Subject : february1955

Subject : advertising

Subject : product

Subject : turnersphotographyltd

Subject : campaign

Subject : promotion

Subject : sales

Subject : retail

Subject : suggestive

Subject : trend

Subject : digitalimage

Subject : net

Subject : pillar

Subject : light

Subject : shadow

Subject : drape

Subject : curtain

Subject : wall

Subject : floor

Subject : woman

Subject : shade

Subject : hair

Subject : head

Subject : shoulder

Subject : back

Subject : unusual

Subject : leg

Subject : arm

Subject : smiling

Subject : attentive

Subject : standing

Subject : makeup

Subject : lipstick

Subject : portrait

Subject : spotlight

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