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An illustration entitled 'The Horse Guards' from Chapter IX of 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. The image shows a small crowd watching a member of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment on sentry duty. Based at Horse Guards, Whitehall, the Household Cavalry guard the official royal residences in London, including Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace.
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