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Background imageVictorian Collection: Medieval Coventry OP14727

Medieval Coventry OP14727
Butcher Row, Coventry. Photographed circa 1880 by Francis Bedford. Furniture is displayed on the pavement in front of the premises of Palmer & Co, Brokers and Furniture Dealers

Background imageVictorian Collection: Anderton Boat Lift N000041

Anderton Boat Lift N000041
ANDERTON BOAT LIFT, Cheshire. Floodlit, night view of the boat lift from the west. It was built in 1875 to carry goods between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal

Background imageVictorian Collection: Tower Bridge Hotel, Bermondsey, London 1897 BL14122

Tower Bridge Hotel, Bermondsey, London 1897 BL14122
TOWER BRIDGE HOTEL, Bermondsey, London. Interior of the saloon bar. Photographed in June 1897. From the Bedford Lemere collection

Background imageVictorian Collection: Victorian drawing room BL11105

Victorian drawing room BL11105
Terceira House, Aigburth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool. Victorian interior showing the drawing room. Potted ferns occupy the fireplace and there is a portrait of Queen Victoria on the wall

Background imageVictorian Collection: Swiss Cottage at Osborne House K020950

Swiss Cottage at Osborne House K020950
OSBORNE HOUSE, East Cowes, Isle of Wight. An exterior view of the Swiss Cottage with artichokes in the foreground. The cottage was originally built as an educational tool where the royal children

Background imageVictorian Collection: Steep Street Bristol OP08887

Steep Street Bristol OP08887
The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, 1866. John Hill Morgan (b 1833), platinum print. This view was recorded five years before Steep Street, curving away to the left

Background imageVictorian Collection: The pier at Lytham St Annes N990008

The pier at Lytham St Annes N990008
LYTHAM ST ANNES, Lancashire. The pier at Lytham St Annes, viewed here at sunset. First built in 1885 and subsequently remodelled, it is made of conventional iron column with a lattice girder design

Background imageVictorian Collection: St Pancras Hotel DD59_00075

St Pancras Hotel DD59_00075
ST PANCRAS HOTEL (or Midland Grand Hotel), Camden, London. St Pancras Hotel was built to the Italianate Gothic designs of Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1868-74

Background imageVictorian Collection: Crystal Palace CC97_01549

Crystal Palace CC97_01549
CRYSTAL PALACE, Sydenham, London. A view of the palace from the south east looking over the grounds (late 19th century). It was built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park

Background imageVictorian Collection: Tower Bridge under construction a83_01325

Tower Bridge under construction a83_01325
TOWER BRIDGE, London. The bridge under construction around 1889. This picture was taken from the River Thames with shipping in the foreground

Background imageVictorian Collection: Richmond - Charles Darwin J980057

Richmond - Charles Darwin J980057
DOWN HOUSE, Downe, Kent. Darwin Heirlooms Trust. " Charles Darwin " 1840. Chalk and water-colour drawing by George Richmond (1809-96)

Background imageVictorian Collection: Victorian London OP15919

Victorian London OP15919
Cloth Fair, London. The Old Dick Whittington public house at 24 Cloth Fair viewed from Middle Street. Photographed by Augustin Rischgitz, London Stereoscopic Company Limited in the 1890s

Background imageVictorian Collection: Ludgate Circus, London CC97_01518

Ludgate Circus, London CC97_01518
LUDGATE CIRCUS, City of London. A busy street view of Ludgate Circus looking towards St Pauls Cathedral with horse-drawn buses in the foreground and a steam train on the bridge

Background imageVictorian Collection: Charles Darwin K980123

Charles Darwin K980123
DOWN HOUSE, Downe, Kent. Portrait of Charles Darwin c 1880

Background imageVictorian Collection: Queen Victoria in 1897 D880039

Queen Victoria in 1897 D880039
OSBORNE HOUSE, Isle of Wight. The Ryde Album. Queen Victoria in the dress she wore to St Pauls Cathedral for her Jubilee thanksgiving service in 1897

Background imageVictorian Collection: Leeds Corn Exchange A41_00232

Leeds Corn Exchange A41_00232
CORN EXCHANGE, Leeds. An interior detail of the domed roof of the Corn Exchange in Duncan Street showing the clock. The iron-framed dome rises to a height of 75 feet above the floor

Background imageVictorian Collection: Charles Darwin and his son N990002

Charles Darwin and his son N990002
DOWN HOUSE, Downe, Kent. Daguerreotype photograph of Charles Darwin and his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin - 1842

Background imageVictorian Collection: Smithfield Market J940533

Smithfield Market J940533
SMITHFIELD MARKET, City of London. Interior view of Grand Avenue with red K2 and K6 type telephone kiosks

Background imageVictorian Collection: Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20

Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20
TOWER OF LONDON, TOWER BRIDGE & GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY BUILDING, London. Aerial view. The new Greater London Authority offices, designed by Foster & Partners, 1998-2002

Background imageVictorian Collection: Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764

Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764
CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. A steam train passing through the station in 1884. Bedford Lemere

Background imageVictorian Collection: Highclere Castle CC72_01054

Highclere Castle CC72_01054
HIGHCLERE CASTLE, Highclere, Hampshire. The exterior of the largest mansion in Hampshire from the north-east. An Elizabethan-style remodelling of an earlier classical mansion by Sir Charles Barry in

Background imageVictorian Collection: Barnacles K970315

Barnacles K970315
DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Plate I " Balanus Tintinnabulum" showing barnacles from " A Monograph on the Sub Class Cirripedia" by Charles Darwin

Background imageVictorian Collection: Sargent - Margaret Hyde, Countess of Suffolk J020044

Sargent - Margaret Hyde, Countess of Suffolk J020044
KENWOOD HOUSE, London. " Margaret Hyde, 19th Countess of Suffolk " ( Daisy, nee Leiter), 1898 by John Singer SARGENT (1856-1925)

Background imageVictorian Collection: St Pancras Station 1895 CC73_02377

St Pancras Station 1895 CC73_02377
ST PANCRAS STATION, Camden, London. An interior view of St Pancras Station, looking down on the platforms which are busy with commuters

Background imageVictorian Collection: Engine House, GWR Works, Swindon BB94_04685

Engine House, GWR Works, Swindon BB94_04685
THE ENGINE HOUSE, Great Western Railway Works, Swindon, Wiltshire. 1846 interior view. Lithograph by John Cooke Bourne (1814-1896)

Background imageVictorian Collection: The Royal Albert Hall K991017

The Royal Albert Hall K991017
THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, London. View of the concert hall at night

Background imageVictorian Collection: Crossness Pumping Station DP183400

Crossness Pumping Station DP183400
Crossness Sewage Treatment Works, Crossness Pumping Station, Bazalgette Way, Erith Marshes, Bexley, Greater London. Interior view of the pumping station

Background imageVictorian Collection: Pedestrian Subway, Crystal Palace Parade DP232791

Pedestrian Subway, Crystal Palace Parade DP232791
Crystal Palace Parade, Crystal Palace, Bromley and Southwark, Greater London. Byzantine-style vaulting in red and cream brick and chequered floors in alternating stone

Background imageVictorian Collection: Bargate, Southampton CC39_00472

Bargate, Southampton CC39_00472
BARGATE, Southampton, Hampshire. Exterior view looking south through the medieval gatehouse at the northern entrance to the town. Workmen pose with their cart in front of the gate

Background imageVictorian Collection: Euston Arch a98_05420

Euston Arch a98_05420
EUSTON ARCH, Euston Station, Euston Road, Camden Town, London. Traffic outside the Euston Arch. The arch was designed by Philip Hardwick in 1837 as part of a screen

Background imageVictorian Collection: Charles Darwin K970214

Charles Darwin K970214
DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Portrait of Charles Darwin c1880

Background imageVictorian Collection: Alfred Russel Wallace K960210

Alfred Russel Wallace K960210
DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Historic photograph of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913). Wallace was a proponent of natural selection whose paper on the subject (1858)

Background imageVictorian Collection: Malmesbury BB95_10457

Malmesbury BB95_10457
MARKET SQUARE, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. A rooftop view looking over Market Square, showing the market cross (c.1500) and the abbey ruins

Background imageVictorian Collection: Burford Mop Fair CC57_00428

Burford Mop Fair CC57_00428
BURFORD, Oxfordshire. A view of the High Street during the Hiring Fair (Mop Fair) with stalls set out. Photographed in 1895 by Henry Taunt

Background imageVictorian Collection: Hammersmith Bridge CC73_00254

Hammersmith Bridge CC73_00254
HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE, Barnes, Greater London. This decorative suspension bridge is seen here from the riverbank. It was built in 1887, designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette

Background imageVictorian Collection: Tower Bridge a076902

Tower Bridge a076902
TOWER BRIDGE, London. The bridge seen from riverside gantries, looking east. The Thames is still a major port, with Thames barges and other vessels moored in mid stream

Background imageVictorian Collection: The Royal Exchange, City of London a065448

The Royal Exchange, City of London a065448
ROYAL EXCHANGE, City of London. An interior view of the elaborate vaulted and domed cast iron and glass roof and pedimented Ionic first floor windows of the Royal Exchange. Photographed by John Gay

Background imageVictorian Collection: Piccadilly Circus c. 1893 CC97_00945

Piccadilly Circus c. 1893 CC97_00945
PICCADILLY CIRCUS, Westminster, London. A view of Piccadilly from the west looking towards Coventry Street and showing the London Pavilion

Background imageVictorian Collection: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham BL01421_A

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham BL01421_A
CHAMBERLAIN SQUARE, Birmingham, West Midlands. This civic fountain was erected in 1880 by public subscription in gratitude for Joseph Chamberlains time as mayor (1873-6)

Background imageVictorian Collection: On the Origin of Species K970323

On the Origin of Species K970323
DOWN HOUSE, Downe, Kent. Title page of " On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin

Background imageVictorian Collection: Tower Bridge J060036

Tower Bridge J060036
TOWER BRIDGE, London. Tower Bridge at night with the river Thames in the forground and the " Gherkin" Swiss Re Tower framed by the bridge

Background imageVictorian Collection: St Pauls Cathedral viewed from Southwark Bridge RSL01_01_01

St Pauls Cathedral viewed from Southwark Bridge RSL01_01_01
View of St Pauls Cathedral from Southwark Bridge, London. Attributed to Alfred Rosling. c.1855. Albumen print

Background imageVictorian Collection: Hart Street, Henley CC73_00184

Hart Street, Henley CC73_00184
HENLEY-ON-THAMES, Oxfordshire. View of St Marys Church, looking down Hart Street towards the distinctive flint and stone chequer patterned church tower with polygonal angle buttresses

Background imageVictorian Collection: Saltburn Pier N100019

Saltburn Pier N100019
SALTBURN PIER, North Yorkshire. View down onto the pier from the clifftop. Unusual patterns in the sea on a frosty winter dawn

Background imageVictorian Collection: Royal Albert Bridge a98_05393

Royal Albert Bridge a98_05393
Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash, Cornwall. This bowstring tubular plate girder railway bridge over the River Tamar connects Devonport in Devon to Saltash in Cornwall

Background imageVictorian Collection: Covent Garden BB90_05427

Covent Garden BB90_05427
COVENT GARDEN, Westminster, London. This 19th-century view shows Covent Garden as a bustling fruit and vegetable market. A public house now occupies the gabled building with the balcony in the middle

Background imageVictorian Collection: St. Pancras Hotel staircase a062211

St. Pancras Hotel staircase a062211
ST PANCRAS HOTEL, London. Interior of the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras looking up towards the stone vaulted ceiling above the grand staircase. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1972

Background imageVictorian Collection: Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031

Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031
OSBORNE HOUSE, Isle of Wight. Interior view. The Drawing Room. Some items shown maybe on loan from the Royal Collection



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