CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM: Boscastle, Cornwall between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Public Domain / mediadrumworld.com

By Rebecca Drew

BREATH-TAKING Victorian colour postcards showcasing Cornwall’s charming coastline will leave you yearning for your summer staycation already.

 

CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM: Ships coming through the Lock Gates, Bude, Cornwall between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Public Domain / mediadrumworld.com

The stunning collection that shows how many of these sights have hardly changed to the present day, includes a view over the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac from the hit TV show Doc Martin and over Poldark’s rugged Kynance Cove.

CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM: Port Isaac, Cornwall between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Public Domain / mediadrumworld.com

Another picture shows boats docked in Padstow Quay whilst others depict the ruins of King Arthur’s castle in Tintagel and charming Falmouth.

CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM: Padstow Quay, Cornwall between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Public Domain / mediadrumworld.com

Other incredible images take a look over Boscastle’s harbour and peaceful village streets.

A boat can be seen sailing past Bude’s Compass Point with another entering the seaside town’s lock gates.

 

CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM: Bude Breakwater between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Public Domain / mediadrumworld.com

Popular tourist destinations of Newlyn, Newquay, St Ives and Land’s End also feature in the collection.

 

CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM: Newlyn, Cornwall, between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Public Domain / mediadrumworld.com

The colour postcards were produced using a photochrom method. It is a way of producing colourised photographs from black and white negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates.

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