Tower Bridge construction photographs revealed

November 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Yesterday I was amazed to see these fantastic photographs of London’s Tower Bridge when it was in the mist of been constructed in the 1890’s.

The photographs were unbelievably found in a skips by a caretaker who later took them to the London Bridge Museum. Astonishingly the museum told the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, that they had plenty of old images and wouldn’t require his. So he simply took the images home and stored them under his bed.

Tower bridge 1

 It wasn’t until he mentioned his collection to his London Tour Guide friend five years later that the value and sheer brilliance of the images emerged.

The 50 strong collection of sepia photographs which beautifully documents the development of one of London’s most recognisable landmarks is now considered to be a rare snapshot which has great historic value.Tower Bridge 2

Tower bridge 3

  See more images on The Telegraph.

 

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