Edwardian London as Seen Through the Eyes of an Unknown Russian Tourist in 1909 – Design You Trust

Edwardian London as Seen Through the Eyes of an Unknown Russian Tourist in 1909

London entered the 20th century at the height of its influence as the capital of the largest empire in history, but the new century was to bring many challenges. London was the largest city in the world from about 1825 until it was overtaken by New York City in 1925.

h/t: vintag.es

The years between Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 and the start of the First World War in 1914 were years of growth and general prosperity, though the extreme inequalities which had characterized Victorian London continued. By 1900 one out of five Britons lived in London, with the population of roughly 5 million in 1900 rising to over 7 million by 1911.

These 20 amazing photographs below show street scenes of London at the turn of the 20th century. They were taken by an unknown Russian tourist in 1909.

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Pictures Of The Pontiac Club De Mer, The Jet Age-Inspired Concept Car Which Was Built In 1956
The Deserts Of Argentina Take On A Starring Role In This Photographer’s Breathtaking Milky Way Shots
A Camera Made of 23,248 Coffee Stirrers, Powered by A Raspberry Pi, and Controlled with A Nintendo Controller
Photographer Mohamed Taher Documents Egyptian Dancers Making The Streets Of Cairo Their Stage
Explicit Aerial Shots Of Powerful Tech And Transport Industries
Russia's only Woman Cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, Inspires One-Of-A-Kind Barbie Doll
Fabrice Monteiro Travelled To The Most Polluted Places In Africa And Created Terrifying Characters Who Roamed Their Midst Dressed In Eerie Debris
Spectacular Winning Photos from The 2020 Spotlight Photography Awards
Men Behaving Badly On Saucy Vintage Postcards
These Photos of Bullets Tearing Apart Portraits Aren’t What They Seem
Glamorous Photos That Show The Entire 1979 Victoria's Secret Catalog
Don't Wait to See How The Earth Gets Old With Greenpeace Russia's EarthApp
Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard In The Summer Of 1972 In Stunning Black And White Photos By Rick McCloskey
Oldtimer Vintage Cars by Mirko Frank
Travels: Winners & Merit Awards Of AAP Magazine’s Photo Contest
Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2017 International Photographer Of The Year Contest
Burning Man 2017: Stunning Photos From The World's Biggest And Craziest Festival
Spot the Not: Body-Painting Artist Blends Nude Models in Various Landscapes
Japanese Photographer Captures Beautiful Dreamy Landscapes of Kamakura in Infrared
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Honeywell Kitchen Computer, The $70,000 Machine That No One Bought In The Late 1960s
Color Portraits Of Immigrants At Ellis Island
Photographer Elsa Bleda Captures Istanbul In Neon Colors, Foggy And Cinematic Nightscapes
Fascinating Black And White Photos That Capture Everyday Life Of The United States From Between The 1950s And 1960s