Street Scene in London

Street Scene in London — The Jam at London Bridge. Harper's Weekly (2 April 1859): 213

The new bridge (built in 1831) in this illustration is already a choke-point for vehicular and foot traffic, with hansom cabs, a farmer's wagon piled high with hay, and omnibuses. With a mid-century population of well over 2,700,000, London clearly needed more bridges across the Thames. Image scan and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]

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