|A topographical carte-de-visite showing numerous people promenading along the esplanade at Weymouth. The shape of the crinolines worn by the women date the image to the early 1860s. Several bathing machines can be seen at the seashore.
The resort became one of the first modern tourist destinations after King George III made Weymouth his summer holiday residence on fourteen occasions between 1789 and 1805. The buildings facing Weymouth Bay were constructed in the Georgian and Regency periods between 1770 and 1855, designed by architects such as James Hamilton, and were commissioned by wealthy businessmen, including several that were involved in the growth of Bath.
Photographer unidentified [reverse is blank].
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