“During the 1870s, Harry Pointer became well known for a series of photographs of his pet cats. By 1872, Harry Pointer had created over one hundred different captioned images of cats. The Photographic News reported that, by 1884, Pointer had published about two hundred pictures in The Brighton Cats series.”

“During the 1870s, Harry Pointer became well known for a series of photographs of his pet cats. By 1872, Harry Pointer had created over one hundred different captioned images of cats. The Photographic News reported that, by 1884, Pointer had published about two hundred pictures in The Brighton Cats series.”

Victorian Brighton, West Pier circa 1890s, the  Pier was built in 1866 by Eugenius Birch

Victorian Brighton, West Pier circa 1890s, the Pier was built in 1866 by Eugenius Birch

Monochrome print of three fishermen standing by a capstan on Brighton beach. The man on the left of the camera holds a knife and a section of netting. The two men on the right hold a rope that is fixed to the capstan. 1860s

Monochrome print of three fishermen standing by a capstan on Brighton beach. The man on the left of the camera holds a knife and a section of netting. The two men on the right hold a rope that is fixed to the capstan. 1860s

The Unicorn Inn in Brighton, late 1800's - advertisements were painted on the walls of the buildings rather than on specially constructed billboards in many cases

The Unicorn Inn in Brighton, late 1800's - advertisements were painted on the walls of the buildings rather than on specially constructed billboards in many cases

People believed in miracles, monsters, and mermaids. There was a sense of mystery, and awe. There was also scorn, and fear. There still is.

People believed in miracles, monsters, and mermaids. There was a sense of mystery, and awe. There was also scorn, and fear. There still is.

Brighton's Madeira Walk and Victorian Lamppost and the Palace Pier in the background, Sussex, England

Brighton's Madeira Walk and Victorian Lamppost and the Palace Pier in the background, Sussex, England

Photo of Ellen Nye Chart and the Theatre Royal Brighton

Photo of Ellen Nye Chart and the Theatre Royal Brighton

The Gas Fitters Arms, Tidy Street. Image courtesy of The Regency Society. For further details about this photograph, see: http://www.regency...

The Gas Fitters Arms, Tidy Street. Image courtesy of The Regency Society. For further details about this photograph, see: http://www.regency...

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