Bank of England, London

Made:
c. 1890 in Bank of England
publisher:
George Washington Wilson
'Bank Of England, London'
      A photograph of the Bank of England building, London, published by George Washington Wilson [1823-1893] in about 1890

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'Bank Of England, London' A photograph of the Bank of England building, London, published by George Washington Wilson [1823-1893] in about 1890
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A photograph entitled 'Bank of England, London', published by George Washington Wilson, c. 1890. Founded in 1694, the bank had a couple of locations before it acquired these premises in Threadneedle Street in 1734. Known affectionately as 'the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street', the Bank is one of Britain's most famous institutions.

A photograph entitled 'Bank of England, London', published by George Washington Wilson, c. 1890.

Founded in 1694, the bank had a couple of locations before it acquired these premises in Threadneedle Street in 1734. Known affectionately as 'the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street', the Bank is one of Britain's most famous institutions.

This photograph is from an album containing sixty photographic views of London, published by George Washington Wilson. Although the photographs were usually marked with Wilson's initials, many were actually taken by assistants like Charles Wilson (1865-1958), his son.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1996-5020/21
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford