Exploring Victorian London
November 10, 2018 6:22 PM   Subscribe

A huge trove of information and original documents about Victorian London. A little difficult to navigate but stick it out for such gems as original ads, maps (some links broken), cartoons,and an entire serialized penny dreadful.
posted by bq (6 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
This is AMAZING.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:07 PM on November 10, 2018 [1 favorite]

So very amazing!

I just looked up the approximate location of where 221B Baker Street would have been (we’re it then a real address) on Whitbread’s Map of London (1871), one of the maps provided. The close-up of the map for that area is here. (At about 4 o’clock on the image.). Fanboy squeee!
posted by darkstar at 8:28 PM on November 10, 2018

Previously Previouslier
posted by crazy with stars at 11:46 PM on November 10, 2018 [1 favorite]

It's a great place to look for source materials, I relied on it for inspiration in my work. If you're interested in the period, I can also recommend The Victorian Web.
posted by hat_eater at 3:21 AM on November 11, 2018 [1 favorite]

Lee Jackson’s Daily Life in Victorian London is an anthology of bits and pieces from the website. The Kindle version is great to have on your phone for dipping into whenever you have a spare moment.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 5:29 AM on November 11, 2018

Bookmarked, bookmarked, aaaaand bookmarked.

Incredibly meta to see Gilbert and Sullivan's original soubrette Jessie Bond endorsing a medical device that sounds like something from the catalog of John Wellington Wells.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:06 AM on November 11, 2018 [3 favorites]

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