'London: Cheapside, Looking E', c 1914.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
A reproduction of a colour photograph of Cheapside, 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. In the foreground is a bronze statue of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), erected in 1851. 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.