Reference: New Interactive Map of 100,000 Photos and Videos Reveal “Lost London” in the Victorian Era
News about a new addition to the Collage: London Picture Archive from the London Metropolitan Archives/City of London.
Overall, Collage provides access to more than 250,000 images.
From The Evening Standard:
An interactive map of ‘lost London’ that gives a ‘unique and rare’ insight to the capital has been created online by the London Metropolitan Archives.
Over 100,000 images and 130 shorts films have been digitised for the project, including footage of Victorians shelling peas in Covent Garden Market and images of the construction of Tower Bridge.
Using Google Maps, the photos and videos from ‘Victorian life in the raw’ are mapped out across approximately 11,000 streets of ‘lost London’.
Free to access, the site allows visitors to search by a particular street to see how it looked hundreds of years ago, and to print their own versions of the images.
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Additional Media Coverage: “Huge Collection Of London Images Now Online And Mapped” (via Londonist)
Direct to Collage Database, Map
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