The Victoria Embankment

Made:
c. 1890 in Victoria Embankment
publisher:
George Washington Wilson
'The Victoria Embankment, London'
      A photograph of Victoria Embankment in London, published by George Washington Wilson [1823-1893] in about 1890

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'The Victoria Embankment, London' A photograph of Victoria Embankment in London, published by George Washington Wilson [1823-1893] in about 1890
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A photograph entitled 'The Victoria Embankment, London', published by George Washington Wilson, c. 1890. Construction of the Embankment began in 1865 and work was completed in 1870. It was built with the aim of providing a more modern sewage system for London, as well as easing congestion on the Strand and Fleet Street.

A photograph entitled 'The Victoria Embankment, London', published by George Washington Wilson, c. 1890.

Construction of the Embankment began in 1865 and work was completed in 1870. It was built with the aim of providing a more modern sewage system for London, as well as easing congestion on the Strand and Fleet Street.

This photograph is from an album containing sixty photographic views of London, published by George Washington Wilson. Although the photographs were usually marked with Wilson's initials, many were actually taken by assistants like Charles Wilson (1865-1958), his son.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1996-5020/12
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford