'New Sorting-room at the General Post Office', London, 1846.

'New Sorting-room at the General Post Office', London, 1846.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Engraving from the 'Illustrated London News', showing the cavernous interior of a busy Post Office sorting room. The General Post Office (GPO) was originally established by Oliver Cromwell's Parliament in 1657, giving it sole rights to carry mail in Britain.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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