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

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

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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.
 

Image Ref.

10317311
 

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