Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Around 1910
An almost deserted view of Market Square (or Commercial Square) at St Just in Penwith. It shows J. Matthews' shop, the King's Arms, the Wellington Hotel and St Just Church. Two girls are standing in front of the shop on the left hand side and there is a policeman standing with another man in the doorway of the Wellington Hotel. Alfred Oats was the innkeeper at The Kings Arms from 1906-1919 according to Kelly's Directory. Part of the A.K. Hamilton Jenkin collection. Photographer: Unknown.
© From the collection of the RIC
Hong Kong street scene, 1890s
Hong Kong street scene. Pedestrians, carts, rickshaws and signs in both Chinese script and English on a hill street in Hong Kong in the 1890s. At the time, this area was a British colony. This lantern slide, by US explorer and survey photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), was obtained for the World's Transportation Commission, a worldwide survey carried out for the Field Columbian Museum of Chicago, USA. The lantern slides in this collection were hand-coloured with dyes and paints. Here, the areas at far right and left have not been coloured.
© LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Archie Street Salford Corrie
Alf Kirvin, aged 74, who lives in Archie Street, Salford in Lancashire. The street inspired the setting of television soap opera Coronation Street, and designers reproduced it in the tv studios. * Archie Street is due to be demolished under a re-development scheme, when more than 250-acres of the city's dockland area will make way for 4, 000 new homes.