Worthing, circa 1880
An albumen print showing a view of Marine Parade in Worthing on the Sussex coast. The Italianate houses on the left are still there today and externally little altered, although their balconies are no longer enclosed. The block stands on the seafront between Montague Place and Bath Place. The spot where the photographer positioned himself to take this photograph is now the site of an enormous Ferris wheel known as the Worthing Observation Wheel.
Photographer unidentified, but probably by one of the staff photographers working for Francis Frith. Numbered 25596 in the negative.
Condition: the print is in excellent condition, with very good tonal range. It is mount on a clean, stiff album page which presents one small nick in its upper edge. Two photographs have been very neatly and professionally skimmed off the reverse of the album page.
Dimensions: the print measures 7.5” by 11.3” (19.1 cm by 28.6 cm); the album page measures 9.6” by 13.5” (24.4 cm by 34.3 cm).