Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Images of London in 1898

William Ewart Gladstone died in May 1898. As one of the icons of the Victorian Era, his passing brought the period nearer to its end. He had only been out of office for three years. Yet, the city moved on, post was delivered, the Earl's Court Exhibition featured big. Londoners were interested in all things Egypt.

Midland Railway goods offices at Poplar Dock, London, 1898.
The Mad Hatter's Tea Party from 'Alice in Wonderland'
with Rosa Hersee as Alice and Arthur Elliot as the Hatter
at the Opera Comique Theatre in London, 1898
The Mad Hatter in action (I think Johnny Depp got it right), 1898.
Gladstone's coffin entering Westminster Abbey, London 1898. 
Broad Street Station, 1898.
The Great Wheel, Earl's Court, 1898.
Robert Bosch's first shop outside of Germany. (Circa 1898)
The Great Northern Railway Station in 1898 (later renamed King's Cross).
Changing of the Guard at Tower London, 1898.
First foreign branch of the Swiss Bank opened in London in 1898.
Construction work on the Central Line of the London Underground, 1898.
Aubrey Beardsley 1898.
Acoustic location experiment in London, 1898.
A surgery at University College Hospital Medical School, London, 1898.
A horse hauling a railway wagon at the Midland Wharf at Victoria dock,
London, 1898. Coal was unloaded here onto barges waiting below.
An early recording studio set up in rooms of the Cockburn Hotel, 1898
Poster for the Earl's Court Exhibition, 1898.
The Midway at the Earl's Court Exhibition, 1898.
A zebra-drawn carriage, London, 1898.
London postmen, 1898.
Ella Skyes, photographed in London,
as "a Persian Lady," 1898.
Want more? Go further back to Images of London in 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892,1893,1894, 18951896, and 1897.

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