Views on Victorian London

By other museum staff on 17 Apr 2012

Inspired by our upcoming event at the Museum of London in which Sebastian Groes and Iain Sinclair discuss representations of Victorian London in 19th century literature, we’ve put together a selection of photographs which show the capital at the time. Click on each image below for more information. Taking these images into consideration, do you think the portrayal of Victorian London by Dickens and his contemporaries was realistic? Have your say in the comments section below or join us at the Museum of London on Wed 25 April (event details below). Darkest London with Iain Sinclair and Sebastian Groes Wed […]

Photographs from school

By other museum staff on 13 Mar 2012

As Anna from our Collections online team continues to work to bring 1,000 images by renowned photo journalist Henry Grant to our website. We share some of her favourite photographs from the collection now available to view online: The first group of our Henry Grant photographs have gone live – they are all education related and cover teaching and learning in the Capital from nursery age through schools and exams to university and apprenticeships. There are some fantastic images – I have posted some of my favourite here… This little girl, who attended the Coram Gardens Day Nursery is being weighed and checked […]

Pigeons, Parks and Playgrounds

By other museum staff on 25 Oct 2011

We have a fantastic collection of 1950s and 1960s photographs of London. Many of these were taken by photo journalist Henry Grant, a freelance photographer who had started out working for a news agency on Fleet Street. He was known for his skill at capturing spontaneous ‘moments’ within ordinary life, resulting in some great pictures giving us a fantastic vision of London in this period. As well as photographs of favourite London sights such as the pigeons in Trafalgar Square or a ship sailing through Tower Bridge, there are also photographs of people shopping in markets and department stores, children […]