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Slide set: Modern Babylon: a trip to London (lecture: G.W. Wilson, 50 slides, in/before 1890)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
St Paul's Cathedral, from Thames
Slide 2

no image available
Slide 3
St Paul's Cathedral, Nave
Slide 4

no image available
Slide 5

no image available
Slide 6
General Post Office, London
Slide 7
Cheapside, London
Slide 8
Slide 9
Mansion House, London
Slide 10
Bank of England, London
Slide 11**
Royal Exchange, London
Slide 12**
The Monument, London
Slide 13
London Bridge
Slide 14

no image available
Slide 15
Tower of London, from the Thames
Slide 16**
Tower of London from Great Tower Hill
Slide 17**
Thames Embankment, London
Slide 18**
St Thomas's Hospital, London
Slide 19**
Lambeth Palace
Slide 20**
Houses of Parliament, from Thames
Slide 21
Houses of Parliament, looking to Westminster Bridge
Slide 22**
Houses of Parliament, from below Westminster Bridge
Slide 23**
Houses of Parliament, House of Lords
Slide 24**
Houses of Parliament, House of Commons
Slide 25
Westminster Hall
Slide 26

no image available
Slide 27

no image available
Slide 28

no image available
Slide 29
Westminster Abbey, Choir
Slide 30

no image available
Slide 31
Westminster Abbey, Poet's Corner
Slide 32
Westminster Abbey, Henry VII Chapel, Exterior
Slide 33
Westminster Abbey, Henry VII Chapel, Interior
Slide 34

no image available
Slide 35**
Government Offices, from St James' Park
Slide 36**
'Horse Guards'
Slide 37**
National Gallery, London
Slide 38
Trafalgar Square, from National Gallery
Slide 39
Seven Dials, London
Slide 40**
New Law Courts, London
Slide 41**
Ludgate Circus, London
Slide 42**
Holborn Circus, London
Slide 43
Staple's Inn, London
Slide 44**
Regent Street, London
Slide 45**
Piccadilly Circus, London
Slide 46
Burlington House and Piccadilly
Slide 47

no image available
Slide 48
Buckingham Palace, London
Slide 49
Rotten Row
Slide 50**
Albert Memorial, Hyde Park
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Millikin & Lawley, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891 (item ref. 21)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 30991-31040)

in stock of Watson & Sons, 1896

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 1)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 1)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 240)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 4)

Main type of image
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1890)
Related slide sets

see generic title Modern Babylon (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

reissued as Modern Babylon: a trip to London (lecture: G.W. Wilson, 52 slides, in/before 1913)


The 1906 North of England Temperance League catalogue uses the title A trip to London, assuming that this is a correct identification.


30 slides in Chetham's Library, Manchester

1 slide known to exist in private collection

16 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

9 slides in Musée de Photographie à Charleroi

21 slides in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
Lucerna ID  3000163

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 April 2024

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