c. 1860's Albumen Photo of the Red Lion Hotel Pub, Ringwood, Hampshire

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c. 1860-1880's's Large Original Photo of Red Lion Hotel Pub in the Ringwood Market Place with old Victorian Brewery Advertising and Architecture



This is a wonderful 12 inch oval photo of early 19th century historical Ringwood, Hampshire in a sepia albumen (CDV era) photograph, framed in its original glass and found in Totnes, Devon.

Ringwood is a market town in southwest Hampshire, England on the River Avon, close to the New Forest, and northeast of Bournemouth, southwest of Southampton.

It shows early signage for the Red Lion Hotel, see close up photos. It shows the wide open area around it with early gas lighting. The building to right of hotel appears to be a store or laundry with the word HUTTON over the door. The condition is wonderful.

It is tempting to want to see if there is any writing on back, although I would never take it apart. See photos, it has the original shiny blackened Victorian era backing paper and early original cotton fabric holder to hang on wall, and an original antique rolled 19th c thin brass frame in a large oval. It has never been dismantled in all its approx 160 years.

It measures 9.5 x 12 inches, condition is beautiful, no cracks, chips or repairs. Ready to hang on the wall just as it always has in its long lifetime. I date it to roughly 1860-1880's. It is an uncommon and early antique piece we were thrilled to find recently in Devon.

See close up of brewery and pub info painted as signage on hotel front, I blew up the photo as large as I could and darkened to see writing: Marston’s Hotel, Poole Ales, Combes London Stout, Choice Wines & Spirits, Good Beds and Stabling.

A rare one of a kind and important British photo of a single moment in time. I will send the buyer all my photos you see here, but with none of the watermarks so that you own the original work.

This is an important historical documentation piece. By the way, it appears the Red Lion is still up and running in Ringwood! You can find this same building and scene in google maps/earth satelite view, so cool to see it now.

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Size: 9.5 x 12 inches
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