Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Saturday, 6 June 2009

"Hats & Deckchairs" Westbrook sands 1900

If I had to nominate a heritage photograph of a Victorian Margate seaside scene this would be the one. Even though there is a absense of bathers this photograph captures everything in detail of a Victorian beach scene. I really love the hats in this one.
Please feel free to download and add to your collection.I have scanned sections at a higher resolution for those who like to study detail.

1 comment:

michael B said...

I really enjoyed viewing the early arrival of deck chairs on the beach. Though what is a mystery is, who was responsible for introducing the deckchairs to the Margate area? There was an innovative lady called Mrs R Osborne that introduced them to Blackpool; does anyone know who introduced them to Margate? Was is Rose Osborne?