1. Looking north across London Bridge, circa 1920s, by George Davison Reid.
2. Blackfriars Bridge and Railway Bridge, late 19th century.
3. Hammersmith Bridge, circa 1955, by Sandra Flett.
Sandra Flett was a semi-professional photographer who lived in Chiswick. She could see the Thames from her house and wrote: ‘We have lived near the river for years and it has become part of the background of our lives’. For her, the river was a ‘geographical backbone’ linking the disparate parts of London.
4. Charing Cross Railway Bridge, late 19th century, taken from South Bank.
5. Albert Bridge, late 19th century.
6. A windy evening on London Bridge, circa 1937, by Henry Turner.
Henry Turner was a photographer and General Secretary of the Empire Press Union (later Commonwealth Press Union). He made this image for E Arnot Robertson’s book Thames Portrait (1937).
7. London Bridge with Monument in background, late 19th century.
8. Richmond Bridge, 1930, by Albert Gravely Linney.
9. Lower Pool, with Tower Bridge under construction, late 19th century.
10. Richmond Bridge, late 19th century.
11. Southwark Bridge, 1935, by Henry Turner.
12. Tower Bridge framing the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, 1930, by Albert Gravely Linney.
13. Vauxhall Bridge from Cambridge Wharf, 1928, by Albert Gravely Linney.
14. Beginning the demolition of Old Waterloo Bridge, 1934, by Albert Gravely Linney.
15. Waterloo Bridge from the Embankment, circa 1903–10, by Christina Broom.
16. Tower Bridge, circa 1903–10, by Christina Broom.
Broom was a professional photographer who produced a series of London street views for sale as postcards. She later photographed the activities of the suffrage movement in London and was one of the earliest female press photographers.
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