Above: Fleet Street – The Civic Authorities in the procession On 18 November 1852, The Duke of Wellington, was laid to rest in St Paul’s Cathedral. He died on 14 September, aged Continue Reading
The Great Stink was an event in central London in July and August 1858 during which the hot weather exacerbated the smell of untreated human waste and industrial effluent that Continue Reading
“Twelfth Night in London streets” from The book of Christmas illustrated by Robert Seymour.
The colossal warehouses were filled with every variety of goods, among which were many of a highly combustable nature, which, igniting, exploded with awful crashes, lighting up the vast metropolis Continue Reading
Scanned directly from The Illustrated London News, Saturday May 27, 1876. The image shows men ‘scrambling for pence’ for the amusement of the crowd on the occasion of the visit Continue Reading
From The Illustrated London News, Saturday July 19, 1851. View looking South in the transept of the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace, London, 1851.
From The Art Journal – The Exhibition of the Royal Academy at Somerset House, 1787. Wood engraved print, 1882.