Medium: Photographic print
Exterior of the Atlantic Hotel in Weston-super-Mare, the Victorian seaport and resort town situated on the Bristol Channel in south-western England. The hotel was built in 1859 overlooking the seafront and Weston bay.
This is the eighth in a series of 16 cabinet card views of the town published in the book 'Weston-Super-Mare Photographed.' In the 1880s Cabinet Card photographs eventually replaced the smaller carte de visite format. As the name suggests, the cabinet image was large enough to be displayed on a side table or bureau. They remained in vogue until the turn of the century when they were superseded by the photographic picture postcard.