'Rhyl, View on the Pier', c 1880.

Bedford, Francis

'Rhyl, View on the Pier', c 1880.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

Victorian holidaymakers on the pier at Rhyl on the north coast of Wales. They are sitting in a carriage which was hand-cranked along rails towards an emporium boasting 'Hot and Cold Sea Water Baths'. Photograph published by Francis Bedford & Co. Bedford (1816-1894) was a prolific and well-respected photographer of the mid-19th century, best known for his many topographic and architectural views of Britain. From the 1870s onwards, his son, William (1846-1893) seems to have assumed responsibility for running the family business and many photographs of this later period are more likely to be the work of William rather than that of his father.

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