A collection of over one quarter of a million images of London, dating from 1450 to the present day, will feature on a revamped free-to-access website hosted by the London Metropolitan Archives.
Not many people seem to know about it, but the Collage website has long hosted a large collection of archive images, but it will be re-launched on Thursday 21 July.
Following the relaunch, it will include over 8,000 historical photographs of the capital’s streets, images of the 1666 Great Fire of London, and photographs of the construction of Tower Bridge.
The maps, prints, paintings, photographs and films are drawn from the collections at the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Art Gallery and its Clerkenwell-based London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).
Visitors to the website (which replaces the former Collage website) will also be able to view pictures of their neighbourhood from bygone days by accessing the London Picture Map, which features images of buildings and places which no longer exist.
Collage – The London Picture Archive will be available from 9am on 21st July – but you can see the current Collage website here