Record

LevelSub-series
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AT/1/Portfolio168
TitlePortfolio 168: Society for Photographing Relics of Old London (III)
Extent1 box
Date1883-1886
DescriptionAT/1/Portfolio168 contains photographs numbered 77-120 within the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London series.

See AT/Portfolio/166 and AT/Portfolio/167 for photos numbered 1-76.

Most of the photographs are initialled 'AM', probably Alfred Marks.

77: Old Houses, Aldgate.
78: Old Houses, Aldgate.
79: "The Golden Axe," St. Mary Axe.
80: No. 37, Cheapside.
81: No. 73, Cheapside.
82: Old House, Great Ormond Street.
83: Old House, Queen Square, Bloomsbury.
84: Shop, Macclesfield Street, Soho.
85: Old Houses, Fleet Street.
86: The "Old Bell," Holborn.
87: The "Old Bell," Holborn.
88: St. Giles, Cripplegate.
89: Old House, Fore Street.
90: Old House, Great Winchester Street.
91: Austin-Friars.
92: Staircase of No. 10 Austin-Friars.
93: Doorways, Laurence Pountney Hill.
94: College Street.
95: Innholders' Hall.
96: Doorway, College Hill.
97: Inner Temple.
98: Inner Temple.
99: Inner Temple.
100: Middle Temple.
101: Middle Temple.
102: Middle Temple.
103: Gray's Inn.
104: Gray's Inn.
105: Clement's Inn - Garden House.
106: Clifford's Inn.
107: Staple Inn Hall.
108: Six Small Subjects. [Carvings on City buildings]
109: St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell.
110: Old Houses in the Strand.
111: Great St. Helen's, Bishopsgate Street.
111a: [Houses in Great St. Helen's] [Unpublished]
112: Tennis Court, James Street, Haymarket.
113: Emanuel Hospital, Westminster.
114: Queen Anne's Gate.
115: Chimney-piece, Sessions House, Clerkenwell.
116: Chimney-piece, Court House, St. Andrew's, Holborn.
117: Chimney-piece, Tallow Chandlers' Hall.
118: Court Room, New River Company.
118a: [Court Room, New River Company, Clerkenwell, detail of ceiling] [Unpublished]
118b: [Court Room, New River Company, detail of ceiling] [Unpublished]
118c: [Court Room, New River Company, detail of ceiling] [Unpublished]
119: Three Doorways.
120: Five Small Subjects. [Details from City buildings]
121: [John Stow Memorial]
122: [John Yonge Monument]
123: [Middle Street]
124: [London Street]
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 25-120 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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