More Rare Photos Of A Vanished London

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More Rare Photos Of A Vanished London

A U-boat below Tower Bridge, tanks in Ludgate and the Crystal Palace still extant. Welcome to another set of rarely seen images of London.

The photos are drawn from a special section of Flickr known as The Commons. The project collects images from photographic archives and uses the 'wisdom of the crowd' (that'll be you lot) to tag and annotate the shots. The result is much richer than an officially labelled archive.

Here are some of the finer images from London. Click on each shot to get more details. Because these images often come from foreign archives, they are little used in British media, offering a fresh glimpse of bygone times.

Tanks on Ludgate, 1918.
School children participate in the annual 'beating the bounds' ceremony near Tower, date unknown.
School children participate in the annual 'beating the bounds' ceremony near Tower, date unknown.
Crossing sweeper, date unknown.
Crossing sweeper, date unknown.
The Festival of Empire, with the Crystal Palace in the background, 1911.
The Festival of Empire, with the Crystal Palace in the background, 1911.
Suffragettes destroy the Tea House, Kew Gardens, 1913.
Suffragettes destroy the Tea House, Kew Gardens, 1913.
Dock strikers march over London Bridge, 1911.
Dock strikers march over London Bridge, 1911.
A captured German U-boat on the Thames, 1918.
A captured German U-boat on the Thames, 1918.

Last Updated 14 November 2017