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General View From Encampment

General View From Encampment

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: 10358.a.53

Item number: 2

Length: 11

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

General view from the Worlebury Encampment of the Victorian seaport and resort town of Weston-super-Mare, situated on the Bristol Channel in south-western England.

This is the second 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 They remained in vogue until the turn of the century when they were superseded by the photographic picture postcard.

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