Soggy slice of life by Cribb

A classic Stephen Cribb photograph of flooding in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, in 1908
A classic Stephen Cribb photograph of flooding in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, in 1908
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Renown Southsea photographer Stephen Cribb was most famous for his pictures of the Royal Navy in the early years of the 20th century.

But he also took many slice-of-life shots in and around Portsmouth.

This picture of flooding in Commercial Road was taken in 1908 and he wrote on the front ‘Pompey’s duck pond’ and ‘Lake Superior’.

The photograph comes from the collection of George Malcolmson, the archivist at the Royal navy submarine museum.

He is researching the life and work of Cribb and would welcome any unusual information or less well-known information about him.