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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 63

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Customs, Disasters, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Music, Oddities, Railways, The Illustrated Times, Theatre on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows works at the Pimlico Station of the Metropolitan District system.

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Works at the Pimlico Station of the Metropolitan District system

The second picture shows the destruction of the Surrey Music-Hall in Surrey Gardens.

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Destruction of the Surrey Music-Hall

The third picture shows a Chinese Match-Maker demonstrating manners when visiting a sham Intended Bride.

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A Chinese Match-Maker visiting the Intended Bride

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Illustrated Times’ (London 1855-1866) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

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