Record

LevelSub-series
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AT/1/Portfolio166
TitlePortfolio 166: Society for Photographing Relics of Old London (I)
Extent1 box
Date1875-1879
DescriptionAT/1/Portfolio166 contains photographs numbered 1-36 within the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London series. The box also contains printed textual information by Alfred Marks about the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London series, giving information about each of the photographs in the series (numbered 1-120).

See AT/1/Portfolio167-168 for photos numbered 37-120.

Photo's numbered 1-6 are dated 1875; numbers 7-12 dated 1876 (although on the photos is written 1867); numbers 13-18 are dated 1877; numbers 19-24 dated 1878; and numbers 25-36 dated 1879. Most of the photographs are initialled 'AM', probably Alfred Marks.

1: The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane
2: The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane
[unnumbered]: The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane
4: The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane
5: The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane
6: The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane
7: Old houses in Wych Street
8: Old houses in Wych Street
9: Old houses in Drury Lane
10: Old houses in Drury Lane
11: Lincoln's Inn, Gateway, 1518
12: Lincoln's Inn, Old Square
13: St Bartholomew the Great [Church]
14: St Bartholomew the Great [Graveyard]
15: St Bartholomew the Great [Church]
16: St Bartholomew the Great, and Cloth Fair
17: St Bartholomew the Great, and Cloth Fair
18: Cloth Fair
19: Temple Bar
20: Number 102 Leadenhall Street
21: Old houses in Gray's Inn Lane
22: Shop in Brewer Street, Soho [corner of Lower James Street]
23: The Sir Paul Pindar, Bishopsgate Street
24: Old houses in Holborn
25: Canonbury Tower
26: Canonbury Tower
27: Barnard's Inn
28: Barnard's Inn
29: Barnard's Inn
30: Old houses in Aldersgate Street
31: Old houses in Aldersgate Street
32: Shaftsbury House, Aldersgate Street
33: Christ's Hospital
34: Christ's Hospital
35: Churchyard of St Lawrence Pountney
36: Old houses in Great Queen Street, Lincolns Inn Fields
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryAccording to Alfred Marks, the Honorary Secretary, the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London was formed by friends wanting to record the Oxford Arms Inn which was under threat of demolition. The availability of the 'photographic views' was publicised through a letter to 'The Times' and as the project was well received, it was found practical to continue the series. In all, twelve issues were produced in annual issues from 1875 to 1886, comprising a total of 120 published photographs.

Photographs numbers 1-18 were printed by A. & J. Bool, Warwick Street Pimlico, S.W. Photographs 19-24 were printed by Henry Dixon, Albany St, from negatives taken by A. & J. Bool. Photographs 25 onwards were photographed and printed by Henry Dixon.
CopiesImages of each photo in the series can be found on the British Library website © British Library Board, and also the Royal Academy website:
https://www.bl.uk/catalogues/photographyinbooks/record.asp?RecordID=2662
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/organisation/society-for-photographing-relics-of-old-london
(Correct in 2019)

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