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As a capital city on and off since 100 CE, London in this portfolio is represented as an urban and rural (yet-to-be-urbanized), private and public, high and low space. The images here depict a city and its residents at work and at play in particular in the nineteenth century, as the Industrial Revolution and rapid urbanization made it into a metropolis. Some of these nineteenth century works express nostalgia for past landmarks and customs as the growing city rendered them obsolete. Others document quotidian scenes and residents, while others think with more anxiety over urbanization’s consequences for social norms and values. The images in this portfolio are primarily from this period, but not entirely. Seen all together or in smaller sub-groups, they can engage with the city’s history and landscape in snapshots as well as over time. They invite discussions of industrialization, labor, city life and planning, and other topics endemic of urbanization, urban spaces, and those spaces’ inhabitants.

This black and white stereoscopic image features two images showing the busy intersection of Piccadilly Circus in London. There are many horse-drawn carriages and wagons and pedestrians on the streets and walkways.  It is surrounded by the text: Sample Set No. 1; C. H. Graves, Publisher and Gen’l Manager; 7505 Piccadilly Circus, London<br />
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Image, Sample Set No.1: Piccadilly Circus, London
photograph | cardboard
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Joseph Constantin Stadler
London Bridge
aquatint | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Colton Storm
Ralph Gibson
Painter, London, from "Artifacts"
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Sobel
Joseph Pennell
Pavement, St. Paul's, London
1857 - 1926
etching and drypoint | paper
Bequest of Carl F. Clarke
Children in uniforms playing on a platform, two standing, three laying and two seated.
Marketa Luscakova
London, Francis Holland Primary School, Hot Summer Day
1988 - 1989
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
A photograph of a woman sitting on a stoop, leaning her head against a concrete and brick wall. She holds a baby in her lap. A cup of tea and a pitcher sit next to her on the step.
John Thomson
The Crawlers
1876 - 1877
woodburytype | paper
Museum Purchase
Oskar Kokoschka
Port of London II
lithograph | paper
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
Sir Francis Seymour Haden
Kensington Gardens (small plate)
etching and drypoint | paper
Museum Purchase
Albert Kahn
Near London
1869 - 1942
graphite | paper
Transferred from the College of Architecture and Design, 1972—Gift of the Family of Albert Kahn: through Dr. Edgar A. Kahn; Mrs. Barnett Malbin; Mrs. Martin L. Butzel
Sir Francis Seymour Haden
Kensington Gardens (Large Plate)
etching | paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Thomas Robert Way
color lithograph | brown paper
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
Valentine Green
Mrs. Cosway
mezzotint | paper
Museum Purchase


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Part of 2 Learning Collections

76 Collection Object Sources

London Bridge (1949/1.141)
The Crawlers (1972/2.383)
Port of London II (2004/1.139)
Near London (1972/2.631)
Westminster (1986/2.25)
Mrs. Cosway (1960/2.54)
London (2013/2.333)
Free Trade Wharf (1954/1.364)
Little London (1954/1.461)
Little London (1954/1.460)
Billingsgate (1954/1.339.2)
Early Morning (1954/1.416)
Billingsgate (1954/1.339.1)
Wych Street (1954/1.363)
Firelight (1954/1.455)
Agnes (1954/1.357)
The Boy (1954/1.358)
Waterloo Bridge (1954/1.462)
Victoria Club (1954/1.420)
Jo's Bent Head (1954/1.349)
The Butcher's Dog (1954/1.464)
Savoy Pigeons (1954/1.457)
Longshoremen (1954/1.338)
Regent's Quadrant (1954/1.394)
Early Morning (1954/1.415)
Gaiety Stage Door (1954/1.419)
The Garden (1994/2.14)
Wapping--The Pool (1954/1.370)
The Tall Bridge (1954/1.418)
The Toilet (1954/1.414)
Battersea Morn (1954/1.362)
Limehouse (1954/1.412)
The Broad Bridge (1954/1.417)
The Thames (1954/1.463)

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