In Photos: London In 1908

By Londonist Staff Last edited 29 months ago
In Photos: London In 1908

1908 in London. Selfridges was being built on Oxford Street, Suffragettes were campaigning hard and the Olympics were in full swing in White City. Take a look:

Suffragettes outside Bow Court House
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Windsor Castle to London Marathon
Source Old London
1908 London Summer Olympics - Discus competition
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Music hall singer Marie Lloyd in 1908
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Piccadilly Circus, 1908
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Selfridges under construction in 1908
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1908 London Summer Olympics - Mens' Pommel Horse
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Refreshment trolley, Euston station
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Hammersmith Broadway Underground station
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Suffragette Emmeline Lawrence on her release from Holloway Prison
Source Old London
Outside Selfridges, 1908
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Illustrated London News
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Tottenham Court Road
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Electric Avenue, Brixton
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Winston Churchill paying for a cab, 1908
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Thames Ironworks - the company's football team later became West Ham
Source Old London
London hosted the Summer Olympics in 1908
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The tube map
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Mortlake Brewery
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Cheapside, 1908
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Barons Court tube station
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Mrs Pankhurst arrested in Victoria Street
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Euston tube station
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1908 London Summer Olympics - Mens' High Jump
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Suffragette Christabel Pankhurst inviting people in Trafalgar Square to rush the House of Commons, 1908
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In 1908 the various separate underground railway companies agreed to use the term 'Underground' for all their joint promotion of services. A distinctive logotype, designed with a large initial U and final D, began to appear outside stations and on advertising material. Like the bar and circle, this marks a significant step towards establishing a coherent graphic identity for the Underground. Source Ltmcollection
Suffragette march, June 1908
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Suffragettes at Caxton Hall, 1908
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Suffragettes selling Votes for Women at Oval Cricket Ground
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London Evening News
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White City Olympics, 1908
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Crystal Palace high level station, 1908
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1908 London Summer Olympics - Womens' High Jump
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Last Updated 13 April 2017