'London: Exchange And Bank', c 1914.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
A reproduction of a colour photograph of the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England in London, taken by an unknown photographer and published in a book entitled 'London In Colour Photography', produced by The Photochrom Company, Limited, London in about 1914. Founded in 1694, the Bank of England moved to Threadneedle Street in 1734. Known affectionately as 'the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street', the Bank is one of Britain's most famous institutions. The Photochrom process was a form of photolithographic colour printing developed around 1900. The process was used widely to produce scenic and tourist views and for reproductions in art books.