1896 Print over 100 years old Curtain Road London x

£65.95

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Antique print dated 1896. The page is over 120 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a gold frame with mount.
Available also in either a brown frame or a black frame, your choice. RL.118.

Frame size circa 400mm x 370mm.

Entitled – Curtain Road.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Curtain Road. – The present St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, occupies the site of a church at least as old as the thirteenth century. The old church, which had four gables and a low, square tower, was taken down in 1736, and the present ugly church built by the elder Dance in 1740. Near St. Leonard’s Church stood two of the earliest London theatres, the “Curtain” and “The Theatre.” The site of the first of these is still marked by Curtain Road, the head-quarters of the furniture and upholstery trades in London. The Curtain Theatre is mentioned as early as 1577, before Shakespeare came to London. It gradually, like many similar theatres, sank into a mere boxing-saloon. This view was taken from Great Eastern Street, which leads up to Shoreditch, near the Bishopsgate Station of the Great Eastern Railway. As one strolls down Curtain Road towards Old Street, one cannot help but admire the beautiful articles of furniture, displayed in the windows of the great warehouses. But it must not be supposed that the windows in this road are set out with such artistic cunning as is displayed, say, in Regent Street; far from it. Most of the warehouses in Curtain Road only transact a wholesale trade, and handsome furniture is placed in the window in much the same way as it would be stored in a spacious warehouse far from the public eye. Although splendid fittings and furniture are made in Curtain Road for palatial mansions, this busy thoroughfare is far from being fashionable, swarming as it does with workgirls, men, and boys. The head-quarters staff of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade know but too well the real import of the message, “An outbreak in Curtain Road.”

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Each page is original and not a photocopy.

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Weight4.41 kg
Dimensions50 × 40 × 6 cm
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