Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Wandsworth Museum presents Portrait of London, a new photography exhibition, presenting a collection of fascinating historic images from both the Museum of London’ and the Wandsworth Museum, never before seen together.
The images, on loan from the Museum of London, include dozens of images dating back to the 19th century. The collection highlights include the earliest known photographic image of London from 1839, a captivating photo of a Suffragette stand at the woman’s exhibition of 1909 and a view of Trafalgar square from 1857 taken by Roger Fenton who is regarded as the most pular and influential British photographer of the 1850s.
In addition to Museum of London’ images, the exhibition will also include an exciting selection of historic photos of the Borough of Wandsworth from Wandsworth Museum’s own collection. Most of the photos have not been exhibited for over a decade. These 19th and early 20th century images are drawn from all reaches of the borough: Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Putney, Roehampton, Southfields, Tooting and Wandsworth.
The exhibition offers a glimpse of a forgotten London and gives visitors the chance to see some of London’s iconic historical buildings before they were demolished - delving into the development of one of the world’s greatest cities. The images of Wandsworth allow local visitors to discover how their neighbourhood has changed over the decades.
Portrait of London
Historic Photographs of London & Wandsworth
8 March - 12 August 2012
£4 Adults and £3 Concession, Children 6 and under are Free
Wandsworth Museum, Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm.
38 West Hill SW18 1RX.
Tube: East Putney; Rail: Wandsworth Town or Putney; Bus: 28, 37, 39, 44, 87, 156, 170, 220, 270, 337, 485.
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