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Online exhibitions

Discover thousands of historic images, chosen by our experts. Just choose the collection you'd like to see from one of the lists below. You can then zoom in on the images.

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Crace Collection of Maps of London

Over 1200 maps and plans of the capital: a fascinating collection brought together by the Victorian designer, Frederick Crace

Early photographically illustrated books

Images of Victorian Britain captured in 1,500 original photographic book illustrations

Evanion Collection of ephemera

1,800 printed items from everyday 19th century life collected by the Victorian conjurer, Evanion.

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Fire insurance maps and plans

Fire insurance maps and plans

Britain and the American Civil War

Photographs, letters and artefacts highlighting Britain's role in the American Civil War

Maps of the UK

A fascinating sampling of maps depicting places in the United Kingdom
Features: fascinating articles by our experts

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