C S Rolls' car showroom, Lillie Hall, Fulham, London, 1903.
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Photograph from an album of prints collected by English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator, Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910). Rolls was a keen driver who was well known in the car world, having taken part in many races of the time. In 1906 he founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933), creating one of the world's most famous motoring companies. Prior to the establishment of the company, Rolls sold imported French cars in London. Lillie Hall was one of his first showrooms.