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Knightstone 12

Knightstone 12

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: 10358.a.53

Item number: 12

Length: 11

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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 They remained in vogue until the turn of the century when they were superseded by the photographic picture postcard

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