Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs


South Shields Pier, circa 1895

An unmounted albumen print showing a view of South Shields Pier in northeast England.

Construction of the pier began in 1854 but due to a series of ferocious storms, work was not completed until 1895. Judging by the silhouettes and hats of the women walking along the pier, the photograph was taken shorty after work was completed.

Photographer unidentified.

Condition: the print presents a few small marks in the area of the sky and a small crease at its upper right-hand corner; there is in addition a very small tear low down on its left-hand edge. It is otherwise in fine condition, with good tonal range.

Dimensions: the print measures 5.9” by 7.9” (|14.9 cm by 20.2 cm).

price:  £20
code: cat010
South Shields, South Shields pier, pier, piers