Thomas Fredrick Mascall, was born in Brighton in 1816 and lived with his wife Anna Marie in Ship Street until her early death in 1879 aged 59. In 1871 he is described on the census as employing three staff and one boy. His son Frederick Thomas was also a Cooper in the shop. By 1891 he was still at 19 Ship Street with his daughter Jessie, and Emily Dean their housekeeper of long standing. He died in 1895 aged 79. The interior of Thomas Mascall’s shop at 19 Ship Street, period about 1875. His business was described in the flowery language of the time as Fancy Basket Makers, Brush Makers, Turners and Coopers.

Image Reference: JG_09_033.tif
Date: c.1875
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 175x85
Place: Brighton
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