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This collection contains images of significant buildings, factories and workers from around the world, from the 19th century to mid-20th century. Photographs include overseas embassies, hotels, shops, bridges, schools and schoolchildren from the Victorian and early Edwardian era, as well as disasters such as fire and flood-damaged buildings. There are many pictures of wartime and post-war housing in the mid-20th century, as well as interior design. This collection also includes architectural plans and sketches of iconic buildings such as the Tower of London and panoramic drawings from as far back as the 16th century.