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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 53

Posted in Anarchy, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, The Graphic, Transport, Travel on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

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We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows rioters looting shops in Piccadilly.

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The rioting in the West End of London, 8 February 1886: Looting shops in Piccadilly

The second picture shows a Cab shelter.

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Newly-erected shelter and refreshment-house for cabmen

The third picture shows the magnificent Queen’s Hall, Langham Place, home to Henry Wood’s Promenade Concerts until it was bombed in the London Blitz.

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The Opening Concert at the Queen's Hall, Langham Place

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

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