Frederick Cobb

This is a picture of Frederick Cobb taken by Gustav Schulz in 1888. Frederick Cobb was one of the most influential men on the Falkland Islands at the time. He was the manager of the Falkland Islands Company and had been instrumental in establishing a regular steam shipping service linking Port Stanley directly to Europe. This was designed to help facilitate exports of whale products, wool and mutton to Europe but it also allowed for manufactured goods to flow more easily and cheaply into the islands from Britain and Europe.

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