Discover historical sources and articles written by experts that reveal the everyday reality of living in Victorian Britain. The Victorian period in Britain was one of huge industrial and technological change, shocking divisions between rich and poor, sensational crimes, spectacular entertainments for the masses, and grand attempts to combat squalor and disease.
Wall to Wall Crystal Palace
Description: Design for Great Exhibition wallpaper. The 1851 Exhibition held in London's Hyde Park inside the purpose built Crystal Palace received millions of visitors. Date: 1850/1 Our Catalogue Reference: BT 43/288 (78974) This image is from the collections of The National Archives. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library.
Crystal Palace fire | Science Museum Group Collection
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A cockney Coster exhorts his ‘moke’ (the donkey who pulls his cart) to take a trip to the outskirts of London to see the model home at Kennington Park, a windmill at Brixton, the Crystal Palace, Woolwich free ferry, Richmond, Strand-on-the-Green, White City with its old Olympic stadium, and the Old Kent Road. Based on a successful magazine, the film series Wonderful London captures the life of the capital in the 1920s. These simple travelogues contrast different aspects of city life; East…