|George Ellis at work|
|Bodmin 1943: Bob Hope entertains the troops|
He liked to be known as George W F Ellis, and styled himself Cornwall’s leading Press Photographer. Working from his premises at 4 St Nicholas Street, he contributed to the Guardian but supplied other newspapers too, including the Western Morning News, and magazines such as Women’s Own; most of his work was in black and white. George also printed calendars bearing local scenes, and started a lucrative line in post-cards carrying his images. They sold in thousands; many survive today as collectable items.
|Cornish saffron buns: a mixed reception.|
|Charlotte Dymond memorial, 1943|
|Winter at Jamaica Inn, 1950s|