Victorian Colour Photo of Dover Castle, Connaught Park, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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Derived from a United States Library of Congress photomechanical print dated ca. 1890-1900. King Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) above Inner Curtain Wall (Inner Bailey) and King’s Gate. Also Western Outer Curtain Wall and Constable’s Gateway. Park opened by Duchess of Connaught 1883. Connaught Road and Castle Hill Road. English Heritage Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, and Tourism.

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John Latter on March 25, 2013

On the foreground lawn, a young girl appears to be about to throw a ball (or something!) to the boy sitting at bottom-right who, at first glance, appears to be wearing a peaked cap. However, on higher resolutions it can be seen that the "peak" is caused by head movement. Perhaps the photographer asked them to pose for the photo. This would account for the youngster being sat down!

As far as I can recall, the only time I would voluntarily "sit still" when outdoors was if I had been given something to eat. A response based on the instinctive realization that anything that missed my mouth the first time around would still be within arms the next.

This is number four in a series of six photographs. The elevated viewpoint suggests it was taken from a building (possibly a school, but now demolished) shown in number two:

Victorian Colour Photo of Connaught Park and Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK

Number One:

Victorian Colour Photo of the White Cliffs of Dover, United Kingdom

Number Three:

Victorian Colour Photo of Shakespeare Cliff, Dover, United Kingdom

Links to the other two photos will appear in later comments.

A modern day view similar to that of the Number Two photo:

The Keep of Dover Castle and Constable Gateway, United Kingdom

A close-up of the Number Two section of the Western Outer Curtain Wall (bounded on the left by the Norfolk Towers):

Crevecoeur Tower, Godsfoe Tower, Treasurer Tower, Dover Castle

See all Dover Castle and Connaught Park photos.

John Latter / Jorolat

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John Latter on March 27, 2013

This photo also appears on the Pinterest Old Dover board at:

Victorian Print of Dover Castle from Connaught Park, United Kingdom

And is repeated on the Pinterest Dover Castle board at:

Victorian Print of Dover Castle from Connaught Park, United Kingdom

Also worth a look is this pre-1967 image, also on the Pinterest Old Dover board:

The Whale Jawbone Arch of Connaught Park

See all Pinterest Images of Dover boards.

John Latter on March 31, 2013

Other Victorian Colour Photos

A view of the Western Docks area of the port and the English Channel::

Victorian Colour Photo of the Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, United Kingdom

Last, but not least:

Victorian Colour Photo of Dover Castle, Seafront, and White Cliffs, United Kingdom

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  • Uploaded on March 25, 2013
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    by John Latter
    • Taken on 2013/03/25 04:17:37