Historic images of Wandsworth and London seen together for the fist time
3:22pm Thursday 29th March 2012 in Freetime
Unique historic images from the Museum of London and the Wandsworth Museum are going on show together for the first time.
The new photography exhibition includes dozens of images dating back to the 19th century, currently on loan from the Museum of London.
Highlights include the earliest known photographic image of London from 1839 and a Suffragette stand at the Woman's Exhibition of 1909.
Visitors can view a photograph of Trafalgar Square taken in 1857 by Roger Fenton, regarded as the most influential British photographer of the 1850s.
There is also a collection of photos taken from the borough of Wandsworth, taken from the museum's own archives.
The majority of the photos have not been on public view for over a decade, with 19th and early 20th century images taken in Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Putney Roehampton, Southfields, Tooting and Wandsworth.
Visitors will have the chance to get a glimpse of a forgotten London and view London's iconic buildings before they were demolished by bombs or developers and the creation of today's capital as one of the world's most bustling cities.
The exhibition aims to appeal to people living in the borough, who can discover how their neighbourhood has changed over the decades.
Portrait of London, Wandsworth Museum, West Hill, runs from now until August 12, adults £4, concession £3, children six and under free, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm, visit wandsworthmuseum.co.uk