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Guildhal Library, Guildhall Gallery of Art, and Corporation of London
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This site presents more than 20,000 images depicting London topography and life from the 15th century to the present. Materials include paintings, prints, photographs, and drawings, as well as 1,000 maps, 1,000 caricatures, and some sculptures and watercolors. The images can be browsed by people, places, artists, engravers, and publishers, or by topic, such as “Leisure,” “Religion,” and “History.” Each image is accompanied by detailed descriptive information, including artist, date, medium, dimension, and a brief description. In addition, the site has created eight photo exhibits, or “Highlights,” such as “London’s First Railways,” and “Henry Dixon’s London.” An especially rich exhibit is “Victorian Paintings,” which displays works by Rossetti and Millais. All images can be searched and a zoom feature allows users to see each image on a full screen.

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