My Lockdown Life: Day 488

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John Leech’s “Interesting” (1852) from Punch (vol. 22, p. 22)(coloured)(personal photo of personal copy of Punch)

INTERESTING. Lady. “I have called, Mr. Squills, to say that my darling little Dog (!) has taken all his MIXTURE, but his cough is no better.”

PHOTO LOCATION

Burleigh Street, Covent Garden, London

THOUGHTS

As I slowly approach my 500th daily image/post, I am trying to think of ways to mix things up. I might try the occasional animation.

I chose to animate this image because I often find myself pacing back and forth at this intersection (Burleigh Street and Exeter Street). Tit-Bits was once headquartered here (not pictured). The building with the clock in the background is part of the George Newnes Limited headquarters constructed shortly after the launch of the Strand Magazine (using proceeds from the formation of a limited company in 1891). The company continued to use (and later rent out) the Burleigh Street offices.

My Lockdown Life: Day 487

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John Cameron’s “The Elephant and His Keepers” (1872)[Figure of Victoria Claflin Woodhull] via National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (NPG.86.74)(CC0)

Frame from “Head of a Monk” via Birmingham Museums Trust (1984P24)(CC0)

PHOTO LOCATION

Former offices of Dickens’s All the Year Round (marked with blue plaque), Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London

THOUGHTS

While the figure of the woman depicts Victoria Claflin Woodhull, I like to think of her as Catherine Dickens giving Charles an earful from the street.

My Lockdown Life: Day 486

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Cuthbert Bede RA’s [aka Edward Bradley] “Portrait of a Distinguished Photographer” (1853) from Punch (vol. 24, p. 208)(coloured)(personal photo of personal copy of Punch)

PHOTO LOCATION

Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London

THOUGHTS

I adore how type from the previous page bleeds through on the figure of the photographer. The words come from a piece called “Mr. Punch Among the Pictures” (1853)(Punch, vol. 24, p. 207).

My Lockdown Life: Day 484

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John Tenniel’s “September XIV, MDCCCLII” (1852) from Punch (vol. 23, p. 149)(coloured)(personal photo of personal copy of Punch

Gold frame from “Reading the Letter” (1945P55) via Birmingham Museums Trust (CC0)

PHOTO LOCATION

Wardour Street, Chinatown, Leicester Square, London

My Lockdown Life: Day 483

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John Tenniel’s “Donnybrook Fair Under the New Lord Lieutenant” (1852) from Punch (vol. 22, p. 134)(coloured)(personal photo of personal copy of Punch)

UpTownDancing by Vanessa Jackson RA (1 of 13)- pedestrian crossing art on Regent Street St. James’s, West End, which is part of “Piccadilly Art Takeover” sponsored by the Royal Academy and Art of London

Frame from Head of a Monk via Birmingham Museums Trust (1984P24)(CC0)

PHOTO LOCATION

Intersection of Jermyn Street and Regent Street St. James’s, West End, London

My Lockdown Life: Day 482

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John Leech’s “Introduction of Cheap Omnibuses, and Frightful Upset of Dignity” (1852) from Punch’s Almanack for 1852 (vol. 22)(coloured)(personal photo of personal copy of Punch)

Gold frame from “Reading the Letter” (1945P55) via Birmingham Museums Trust (CC0)

PHOTO LOCATION

Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London

My Lockdown Life: Day 481

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John Tenniel’s “Woman’s Emancipation” (1851) from Punch (vol. 21, p. 3)(coloured)(personal photo of personal copy)

Gold frame from “Reading the Letter” via Birmingham Museums Trust (1945P55)(CC0)

The banners hanging across Piccadilly (by artists Michael Armitage, Farshid Moussavi OBE RA, and Yinka Shonibare CBE RA) are part of the “Piccadilly Art Takeover” sponsored by the Royal Academy and Art of London

PHOTO LOCATION

Intersection of Piccadilly and St. James’s Street,

Westminster, London