Chartist meeting, Kennington Common (1848)

Image dated 1848

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Chartist meeting, Kennington Common. Widely thought to be the earliest London photograph depicting a crowd. (1848)

On 10 April 1848, William Kilburn took daguerrotypes of the Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common – taken from the top of The Horns tavern were the first ever photos of a crowd scene.



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