Queen Victoria’s Golden Reign
This image is from my book “Brighton and the Golden Reign” published in 1897 by James Robertson “Guardian” & “Society” Press, 34, North Street, Brighton. The book is a celebration of the sixty year reign of Queen Victoria, important occasions, and how the town changed during that period.
The End of the Crimean War
The image depicts another celebration; fireworks on the Chain Pier, following the 1856 Peace Treaty of Paris which settled the Crimean War, between the Russian Empire and an alliance of European powers and the Ottoman Empire.