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09/08/2010 10:00
File Size:
12.17 MB
18945 x 14140 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 275
Original Filename: bh400057_d01.jpg
Description: Daddy Longlegs, 1890s. Two children looking up at the Pioneer car of the Rottingdean Seashore Railway, popularly known as the Daddy Longlegs. Built by Magnus Volk.
Categories: Timeline/ 1890s, Collections/ Local & Social History, Collections/ Local & Social History/ Historic Photographs  
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Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Photographic Print
Title (of Artwork / Object): Photographic Print
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1890s
Description (Object or Artwork): This photographic print shows two children looking up at the Pioneer car of the Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway. The two children are standing on the beach, each holding a toy spade. The car is full of passengers and appears to be heading towards the Banjo groyne on its return from Rottingdean. The Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway was built by local inventor Magnus Volk in the 1890s. It ran from 1896 until it was terminally damaged by a storm in 1900. The railway was more commonly known as the 'Daddy Longlegs'.
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Other Keywords: Daddy Longlegs, child, Pioneer car, Rottingdean Seashore Railway, Volk
File info
Media: Image
Size: 12.17 MB; 18945 x 14140 pixels; 1604 x 1197 mm (print at 300 DPI); 5013 x 3741 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: BH400057