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London in 1891 (Background Page)

“London in 1891” One of the joys of London is to find a good picture. Of particular interest are pictures from earlier times showing a location that has not changed very much. The Victorians and Edwardians took many fascinating photographs … Continue reading

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Bank of England from NW in 1891

“London in 1891” It is not hard to recognise the location shown in this picture. The artist was working on the view while standing or sitting at the western end of Gresham Street. On the far left is the curved … Continue reading

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Bank of England and Royal Exchange in 1891

“London in 1891” Although the picture shows a scene near the Bank of England in 1891 – almost 130 years ago – anyone who knows this busy junction will have no problem recognising it. Apart from people’s clothes and the … Continue reading

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Leadenhall Market in 1891

(Click on image to enlarge to 800×1100). “London in 1891” The artist William Loftie (1838-1911) was born in Ireland but he lived most of his life in England and also in London. He had a keen interest in London, writing … Continue reading

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Cannon Street in 1891

“London in 1891” William John Loftie was quite a prolific writer of books on London. Some of them carried illustrations drawn by William Luker (Junior). One of Luker’s drawings is shown here – taken from a book called ‘London City’ … Continue reading

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London Bridge in 1891

“London in 1891” This view of London Bridge looks towards the City of London from a point beside the edge of the pavement on the west side of the bridge. Whether the artist sat at the southern end of the … Continue reading

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Monument in 1891

“London in 1891” This is an easy location to identify but the view today has also undergone drastic changes. The position of the artist, when he drew the picture was on the east corner of Gracechurch Street where it joins … Continue reading

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St Paul’s from Blackfriars

“London in 1891” This view puts the observer right in the roadway. along with the traffic and the policeman. The road is the approach to Blackfriars Bridge, which is out of view on the right. The horse-drawn bus has just … Continue reading

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Fleet Street in Sight of St Paul’s

“London in 1891” The painting made in 1891 is, as far as Fleet Street is concerned, almost timeless. It is still possible to stand at the same spot and see a similar view today. A street-seller is someone you will … Continue reading

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Smithfield in Victorian Times

Above: Looking south while standing in the middle of Smithfield. “London in 1891” ‘Oh yes, I know where that is. Its Smithfield – but where are all the cars?’ You probably said something like that when you first looked at … Continue reading

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