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Author Topic: date request for probable C19 weight.  (Read 755 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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date request for probable C19 weight.
« on: October 19, 2010, 07:08:43 PM »
first thing I bought in the cold and dark on Sunday morning - threw it into the rucksack - and then forgot it until today :spls:
Looking at the style of clothing (can I see a 'bustle' on one of the women) - plus the style of push chair/pram  -  it looks more mid C19 than later, but I'm really only guessing.     The picture is a paper label of sorts that is stuck to the underside, and there are some minor scratches on the glass.     Dia. is something like 2.5/16"/57mm.
The full title of the picture is..."Kimberley Terrace & Esplanade, Gt. Yarmouth"  (this is Norfolk in the UK). 
It seems genuine  -  but is it mid or late C19?   Thanks for looking.

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Re: date request for probable C19 weight.
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 07:39:02 PM »
Kimberley terrace wasn't finished until 1849, so I would say late 19th, if it is period and not 19th C

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Re: date request for probable C19 weight.
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 07:57:05 PM »
thanks for your thoughts  -  must admit the road doesn't look very 'finished' (can't see the street lighting;))  -  but it's a nice little curio, and certainly to be kept. :)

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Re: date request for probable C19 weight.
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 09:08:11 PM »
I forgot to ask Christine - how were able to reply so quickly about the history of Kimberley Terrace :)

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Re: date request for probable C19 weight.
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 09:32:49 PM »
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I don't know about Christine's source, but putting the words ' Kimberley, Terrace, Great, and Yarmouth' into the magic Google device comes up (within milliseconds) with links that spell out the history of the development of the town....including Kimberley Terrace.

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Re: date request for probable C19 weight.
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 06:18:14 AM »
 ;) works a treat Alan. (I might be from Norfolk, but my knowledge isn't that good.)

And I should have said "not 20th century." I also wouldn't take such a sketch too literally, especially as the Britannia Monument is a mile away down towards the harbour and not just at the end of the terrace. You'd be hard put to see it from there.


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Re: date request for probable C19 weight.
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 09:40:20 PM »
Hi Paul
I have one by the same guy (I think....has to be).
Please see my post "Painted/Printed seaside picture. Date?" of the other day (Tue, Wed??)
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Re: date request for probable C19 weight.
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 11:04:52 PM »
still have mine Tony - I think  -  and they're great items of social history.               I wonder if the windmill is still standing  -  and is that a Martello tower on the left, or a gasometer ;)
Having looked again at the details of the image on my weight, I'm inclined to think the pram type vehicle is more likely to be a bath chair.

Yours is obviously better quality than mine.

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