Westminster stairs: 1872
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Westminster stairs: 1872

Gustave Doré

© Museum of London

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An illustration of steam boats, full of Boat Race spectators, at Westminster Stairs, from 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold questions: 'Is it possible that this tremendous rush along both banks of the river; this block of a dozen bridges, this unbroken water procession and these moving steamers massed to the funnels with humanity - can all be provoked by a single contention among a score of University students?'




1872 AD - 1872 AD

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