Rather interesting Kennington facts
Did you know the Chartist rally held in Kennington in 1848 was the first topical event in the world to be photographed? Pioneer photographer William Kilburn captured the huge gathering of Monday April 10 with a Daguerreotype image taking in the crowds, some of those attending holding flags, many in top hats, and some at the edges in carts to obtain a view. The original is in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle .
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