A wonderful “cabinet card” dating to around 1885 and showing a Victorian Penny farthing cycle.
The photographer was Park Road based Walter Beales who was described in the 1881 Census as a photographic artist. He was 25 years of age, living as a lodger at 27 Westgate Peterborough with a Francis Blackwell and his wife Sarah Blackwell. By 1891, he had married Annie b. 1857 Peterborough, and moved to Hyde in Cheshire, where he was listed as a self employed photographer.
It would be interesting to know what the “rink” was that is referred to on the back of the card.