‘London Bridge in Coronation Dress’
Underwood & Underwood
This is an interesting stereograph for a couple of reasons. It shows the late Georgian London Bridge decked out in the summer of 1902 with bunting. The occasion was the coronation of Edward VII following the death of Queen Victoria the previous year. The stereoview also shows the bridge undergoing modification. The carriageway was widened by 13ft at the start of the 20th century by inserting corbels into the sides of the bridge. Evidence for the on-going work can be seen in the various bits of metal temporarily attached to the sides of the bridge.