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Knightstone 11

Knightstone 11

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: 10358.a.53

Item number: 11

Length: 11

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Sea Water Baths. - Both tepid and cold sea bathing can be had at Knightstone. There are two swimming baths, one covered and reserved during portions of the day for ladies, size 50 x 28 feet, and ranging in depth from five to two and-a-half feet. Ample lavatory accommodation is provided, and lately has been added the means of fully filtering the sea water as it is pumped into the Baths. Weekly, monthly, or season tickets are issued for the convenience of bathers using the baths regularly."

Descriptive text from the book 'Weston-Super-Mare Illustrated' published by Lawrence Brothers, 1891


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 They remained in vogue until the turn of the century when they were superseded by the photographic picture postcard.

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