Ventnor Isle of Wight
These picture give us a glimpse into late Victorian Life on the Isle of Wight for those with enough wealth to live comfortably.
Completely posed and gothic
The pier was always popular and the Esplanade
Walking seemed to require carrying a stick as a fashion accessory:
On the way to Ventnor Park. In Bonchurch
On the Beach eating chocolate? or just lounging about
or riding bicycles.
And here we see their photographic apparatus
Big camera Bigger
Smaller box camera - and cameras on tripods.
And the entertainments:
Minstrel show outside the 'Montrose' on the Esplanade, Ventnor.
A trip round the Isle of Wight
Canoeing at Ventnor or bigger boat:
And a sad trip on the Ryde ferry to say goodbye:
Not all at arms length
Picnic for two
Serenade with banjo.