Coloured lithograph, drawn and lithographed by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905), printed by Day & Haghe, lithographers to the Queen. Interior view of Victoria Station, Manchester, which was built on Hunt's Bank in 1844. Pasengers are shown standing on the platform, while navvies are seen moving wagons and carriages on the tracks. The artist, Tait, learned the techniques of lithography while in Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s and during his early career, he produced many detailed architectural prints.
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