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Building Holborn Viaduct DD65_00005

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Filename: dd65_00005.jpg

Size: 4741 x 3999 (5.4MB)

Date: 25th October 2007

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

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Building Holborn Viaduct DD65_00005

HOLBORN VIADUCT, London.The construction of Holborn Viaduct, looking west. It connected Holborn Street with Newgate Street and was completed in 1869. The hoarding in the foreground advertises the newly-opened St Pancras Station, which opened in 1868. Photographer Henry Dixon, September 1869

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the grandeur and significance of the iconic Holborn Viaduct in London. Taken by renowned photographer Henry Dixon in September 1869, it offers a glimpse into the construction process of this magnificent structure that connected Holborn Street with Newgate Street. The image showcases the meticulous craftsmanship and engineering prowess behind the viaduct's creation. The intricate details are brought to life as workers can be seen diligently toiling away, their efforts immortalized through Dixon's lens. The photograph exudes a sense of ambition and progress, reflecting an era defined by Victorian innovation and industrialization. Notably, in the foreground of this historic snapshot stands a hoarding advertising the newly-opened St Pancras Station. This detail serves as a reminder of London's ever-evolving landscape during this period, where new transportation hubs were emerging alongside architectural marvels like Holborn Viaduct. Henry Dixon's masterful composition transports us back in time, allowing us to witness firsthand how this impressive feat of engineering took shape against London's skyline. As we gaze upon this remarkable print today, we are reminded not only of its historical significance but also its enduring beauty that continues to captivate admirers from around the world.

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