John Tarlton (1914-1980) grew up in Fairstead, Essex.

During the Second World War he workeP_TAR_PH3_2_9_5_9d in a photographic unit of the RAF. After the war he worked as a professional photographer, documenting various aspects of the countryside including fishing, shooting, hunting, rural crafts and the landscape. His photographs regularly appeared in leading countryside magazines such as Shooting Times, The Field and Country Life.

The collection contains financial records, correspondence files, scrapbooks and folders of published work, negatives and transparancies, photographs and personal material which includes family holiday photographs.



(Photograph of John Tarlton)

More information

  • A full description is available on our online database

  • Visit the online exhibition of a selction of his work
  • Reference number P TAR

  • Library books relating to John Tarlton

    • John Tarlton's Essex : a county and its people in pictures 1940-1960, John Tarlton, MERL LIBRARY OVERSIZE--9233-TAR
    • Heaven upon earth: The Countryside remembered, Tom Quinn, photographs by John Tarlton, MERL LIBRARY--9210-QUI 
    • Guns this way, H.W. Pearson-Rogers, illustrated with photographs by John Tarlton, A. Harvey and R. Meek, MERL LIBRARY--9040-PEA
Photography Tarlton, John

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