WESTGATE HOTEL & TOWN HALL
"ROCK'S ROYAL ALBUM: NEWPORT MON"
Date unknown... probably late 1800s
The series of pictures in this small fold out album seem to fall between Victorian and 20th Century Newport, both in terms of content and production method. No sign of motorized vehicles on the streets and they appear to be photographs modified to look like prints.
The new Westgate Hotel (pictured here) opened in 1886, so we can date the series of views to between 1886 and 1896 (see the view of Bridge Street). If you can date the album more precisely please contact us.