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'Sketches at the General Post Office', London, 1875.

'Sketches at the General Post Office', London, 1875.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Engraving from the 'Illustrated London News', after sketches by J Bell, showing various activities at the General Post Office's busy new postal sorting office which opened at Newgate, London, in 1874. Clockwise from top left, the four images are captioned as follows: 'Receiving Letters at the EC Window'; 'Receiving Provincial Bags in the Inland Lobby'; 'Facing Letters'; 'Making up at 7.57'.

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