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Slide set: Old London and our ancestors (lecture: Theobald & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1893)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Old London Bridge, showing the wooden houses that were built across the bridge
Slide 2
Fight between Alsatians and Templars in Blackfriars
Slide 3
The Mail Coaches starting from the Swan with two necks
Slide 4
The Frost Fair on the Thames when the Thames was frozen over and a Fair was held thereon
Slide 5
The Pillory and Stocks in London streets
Slide 6
Temple Bar
Slide 7
The Burning of Newgate during the Riots
Slide 8

no image available
Slide 9
Old Cheapside
Slide 10**
Execution Place, Smithfield
Slide 11**
Marriage in the Fleet
Slide 12
A Coach stopped by Highwaymen on Blackheath
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894

in stock of James Lancaster & Son, 1897

in stock of George Houghton & Son, 1903 (item ref. 755)

in stock of Houghton's Ltd, 1905 (item ref. 22)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Retail price
5s. (Wood) in 1894
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1893)
Reading or song

‘Old London and our ancestors’ in Readings in prose and verse


3 slides known to exist in private collection

3 slides known to exist in private collection

11 slides in Ilfracombe Museum Collection

Lucerna ID  3005016

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 June 2017

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