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Caption

The Houses of Parliament with Westminster Hall form a single pile of buildings on the north bank of the Thames, erected in 1840 from Sir Charles Barry's design. The earlier Palace of Westminster was burned down in 1834. In the Clock Tower nexst to Westminster Bridge hangs "Big Ben," a bell weighing 13 tons. Westminster Bridge is one of the hansomest in London, and was erected in 1856-62.

Physical Description

One color postcard with an undivided back. The postcard was published Raphael Tuck & Sons in London, England and New York, New York.

Condition

Used

Postmark Date

1910-05-19

Sender

Will [London, England]

Recipient

Miss May Clarke [St. Joseph, Missouri]

Excerpt from Message

We are in London when it is quite interesting owing to the kings death. We expect to see the funeral tomorrow. There will be 7 or 8 Kings here. Will

Language of Message

English

Language of Postcard

English

Location

United Kingdom—England—Greater London—London—City of Westminster—Westminster

Publisher

Raphael Tuck & Sons

Publisher Series

7857

Date Issued

1886-1960s

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Digital Collection

British Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library. University of San Diego

Collection Number

Westminster-28

Date Digitized

2013-10-23

Image Format

Image/JPEG

Repository

Special Collection. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

O:\Archives\SDCW Postcard Collection\UnitedKingdom\LondonEngland\BoroughofWestminster-28A

Image File Size

355 KB

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

Westminster (London, England), Westminster Palace (London, England), Thames River (England), Historic sites, Bridges, Rivers, Westminster Bridge (London, England), Capitols, Big Ben (Tower clock), Clock towers

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