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Women blowing Guillemot, Razorbill and Puffin or Shearwater egss at the farmhouse door, Skomer Island, 1888.

During the Victorian era, egg collecting was a significant and legitimate 'gentleman's' pursuit: these collectors referred to themselves as 'oologists'. It is likely (although there is no certainty) that Skomer eggs were collected for the oologist market.

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