Series HOLM-04 - Holman Brothers photographs

Traction engine FN 5020 and plough at work Traction engine FN 5020 Threshing gang Thomas Richard Holman Bob Barber adzing a midling for Black Mill, Barham George Wells sitting on the poll end of Black Mill, Barham Harry Branford Holman in his car Steam engine at Kent County Show Bob Barber working on a sweep William John Holman by traction engine Harry Branford Holman in his car Holman offices, 13 Dover Street, with horse ploughs Holman offices, 13 Dover Street, with early tractor Threshing gang Display of Holman Brothers agricultural machinery at Kent County Show Ploughing at Goodnestone Park with Overtime tractor Threshing gang Massey combine harvester at Knowlton Dover Road yard, interior of main workshop Dover Road yard
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Holman Brothers photographs


  • 1870s-2000s (Creation)

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179 images (some in more than one copy)


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Photographs of Holman Brothers' premises, machinery and workers; both originals and later copies. A note with the photographs stated 'most probably taken by Tom Holman who was a keen photographer'. Some are large prints dating from the 1970s-1980s of earlier images, made for the Canterbury Camera Club.

Photographs 1-138 were numbered and listed by Geoff Holman; his numbering has been retained and his list has been used as the basis for this catalogue (some numbers, eg 32 seem not to have been used). Further photos have been added, continuing the numbering. Alongside the Holman photographs Geoff included in his numbering several postcards, presumably not part of the original set of Holman photos. Geoff seems to have included these because he intended to use them in his book (printouts of scans of these are included in the draft, HOLM/8/2). Those depicting mills have been removed and placed in the Watlington Postcard and Art Collection (nos HB 131-4, 136, 138).

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This material may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

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  • Box: Holman album HOLM 4 HB1-HB76
  • Box: Holman album HOLM 4 HB77-HB204
  • Box: Holman album HOLM 4 HB205-HB220, 5,6,7