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London in 1851

George Cruikshank

London in 1851
3 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

Full image caption

'London in 1851'. This etching shows Piccadilly Circus and Lower Regent Street jammed with traffic on its way to and from the Great Exhibition. The great variety of transport - from private carriages to omnibuses and covered wagons - reflects the mix of society attending the exhibition. After the opening flurry, entry from Monday to Thursday as of 26 May was reduced to a shilling. Many people on low incomes took advantage of special excursion rates or put money aside in savings groups to pay for their visit.

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1851 AD - 1851 AD
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