The Photographers of 1870s London Who Documented Their Disappearing City

It is often the mundane that becomes the most interesting later on.

These are ~145 year old photographs.

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Henry and Thomas James Dixon, no. 111, “Great St. Helen’s” (1886), carbon print mounted on card, from ‘Relics of Old London’ (Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, 1875–1886, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection).

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Alfred and John Bool, no. 1, “The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane” (1875), carbon print mounted on card, from ‘Relics of Old London’ (Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, 1875–1886, courtesy Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection).

The Photographers of 1870s London Who Documented Their Disappearing City

Art in Focus: Relics of Old London continues through August 14 at the Yale Center for British Art (1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut). http://britishart.yale.edu/exhibitions/art-focus-relics-old-london

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