Between 1838 and 1840 London publisher John Tallis created a series of 88 pamphlets titled a ‘Tallis’s London Street Views’. These guides illustrated London’s main commercial streets (or parts thereof) and included a street history, advertisements, a local map and, most useful, an elevation street view and business directory. Eighty-seven of these guides are in the Museum of London’s collection.
This website, a NESTA-funded project with the Imperial War Museum, displays the elevation views of 35 of the guides (from the West End) and with the help of users, MoL will create the first searchable business directory of early Victorian London that includes street views.
Key features include: Crowdsourced contributions for street view data, allowing users to define and describe buildings within the business directories; integrated Google map functionality; the ability to search and view the guides; and responsive templates for viewing the site on mobile devices.
To view this exciting new project please visit: crowd.museumoflondon.org.uk/lsv1840