Great Ormond Street Hospital, a hospital for children in London, opened in 1852. This illustration is from an 1864 issue of the Penny Illustrated Newspaper and shows a cheerful scene of children playing with presents, given to the hospital by their supporter Queen Victoria. Novelist Charles Dickens was also a prominent supporter of the hospital in the Victorian period.
- Full title:
- Engraved image from Penny Illustrated Weekly News, February 27th, 1864, entitled 'The Hospital for sick children, Great Ormond Street. - Her Majesty's Presents'.
- 27 February 1864, London
- Print / Image
- The Penny Illustrated Weekly News, John Forster [compiler]
- Usage terms
- Public Domain
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- British Library
- Dex.316. - Vol III, part II
- Article by:
- John Sutherland
- Poverty and the working classes, The novel 1832–1880, London
Professor John Sutherland considers how Dickens’s A Christmas Carol engages with Victorian attitudes towards poverty, labour and the Christmas spirit.