Medium: Photographic print
General view of Knightstone in Weston-super-Mare, the Victorian seaport situated on the Bristol Channel in south-western England. Knightstone provides lodgings for visiting invalids as well as a refreshment room and reading room. Spa baths opened at Knightstone in July 1820. Originally an island, a low causeway was later built to connect Knightstone to the mainland.
This is the twelth 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 They remained in vogue until the turn of the century when they were superseded by the photographic picture postcard