A collection of four thousand lantern slides was discovered in Bishopsgate. They were once used in lectures by the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society. Here are some examples from that vast archive of 1911.
The Tower of London, flooded by the River Thames.
Lightermen working on the river, towing barges.
A tea break for some London Firemen.
The Old Dick Whittington. A pub in Smithfield.
The Anchor Pub, Bankside. That is still trading.
Inside the dome at the very top of St Paul’s Cathedral.
A barber’s shop in Fleet Street, with a very historical claim to fame.
A Chelsea Pensioner from The Royal Hospital.
Outside Euston Railway Station.
The Reading Room at The British Museum.