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The Londoners: Portrait of a Working City, c1447 to 1980
Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 09:30 – Wed, 5 Jul 2017, 19:30 BST
A free exhibition running until Wednesday 5 July 2017 at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).
Come Face to Face with London's Past
From politicians to servants, nurses to rat catchers, London has long been a magnet for those looking for work. Winners, losers, the famous and the forgotten, images of countless Londoners have been recorded as they went about their daily work in the capital.
The photographs, prints and drawings on display in this exhibition are from the collections at London Metropolitan Archives, which preserves millions of historical images of London from the fifteenth century to the present day. Portraits of the great and good appear alongside many who are simply unknown, recorded only because of the work that they did and the service they gave to the city and their fellow Londoners. From a fifteenth century Alderman to a twentieth century trapeze artist, this display brings them all together and presents them as a fascinating visual record of life in London.
Delve into The Londoners exhibition at LMA and come face to face with London's past.