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A fascinating collection of London photos old and new,
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This review is from: London through a lens (Time Out Guides) (Paperback)
This is a wonderful collection of photos from the 1850s through to the modern day that captures the cultural, social and political history of the capital. Anyone interested in the development of London over the last 150 years will love this book - published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name at the Getty Images Gallery in London in the autumn of 2008.
Some of the famous faces featured in the collection include the Kray brothers, Reggie and Ronnie as amateur boxers posing with their mother Violet, before they went on to become notorious London gangsters. Other striking images include Daleks invading a London street outside Wyndams Theatre in 1965, Blitz searchlights over St Paul's Cathedral on New Year's Eve 1943 and men rescuing residents in Rotherhithe from flood when the Thames broke its banks in 1928.
Other memorable images include a pair of cheery men enjoying jellied eels in a Whitechapel street on a Sunday morning, two young Fulham fans ahead of an FA cup clash with Ipswich in the late 1950s and a crowd of shoppers at Petticoat Lane street market in London's East End.
A super book to pick up and browse through and great value for money too!