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Probably about 1851, but 1859 is hand written on the print.




Collection of A. Taylor

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Caption: Lowestoft Suffolk

This is a very early view of the South Pier. Note that there is no Royal Hotel on the beach, nor the Reading Room. I also don't see an indication of St. John's Church, whose spire was a major landmark and always included in views. St. John's was built in 1853, so even though someone has written in pencil "1859" on the print, I think it was drawn much earlier, about 1852 and right after the pier was built.

Oops! Where's the picture?