1896 Print over 100 years old Great Ormond Street


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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 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.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm.   RL.210.

Entitled – Great Ormond Street.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Great Ormond Street. – Who does not remember that chapter in “Our Mutual Friend” in which Charles Dickens describes Johnny’s removal – with his Noah’s Ark and his noble wooden steeds – from the care of poor old Betty to that of the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street ? Jonny is dead, and so, too, is his large-hearted creator;  but the hospital in Great Ormond Street still exists – in a far finer form than when Dickens knew it – and still receives such children to be comforted and cured by its gentle nurses and good doctors.

This well-known institution dates its inception from some fifty years ago, when Dr. Charles West, a physician very much interested in children and their ailments, who was walking with a  companion along Great Ormond Street, stopped suddenly opposite the stately old mansion known as No. 49, which was then unoccupied, and remarked, “There ! that is the future Children’s Hospital.”

Dr. Charles West pushed his project with such effect that a Provisional Committee was formed, which held its first recorded meeting on January 30th, 1850, under the presidency of the philanthropic banker, Joseph Hoare.

The hospital was opened in February, 1852.

In five years 1,483 little people had occupied its cots, and 39,300 had passed through its out-patient department.

In 1872 the first stone of the present building was laid by the Princess of Wales, in the spacious garden of No. 49.

The cases treated and nursed in the course of a year average 1,000.

The most obstinate cases are sent to the Convalescent Home on the top of Highgate Hill, established in connection with the hospital in 1869.

No fewer than 18,000 or 19,000 out-patients pass through the Children’s Hospital every year.

  If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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Additional information

Weight4.41 kg
Dimensions60 × 60 × 7 cm