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California Museum of Photography

an exhibition celebrating the cmp's fortieth anniversary

1. Cheapside, London, circa/before 1920. Keystone-Mast Collection at UCR CMP, 1996.0009.X49877

 
“Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens,” Jules Verne begins. Around the World in 80 Days, published in 1873, traces the story of Londoner Mr. Fogg and several other colorful characters as they circumnavigate the globe. “Passepartout!” Mr. Fogg calls to his valet. “We are going round the world.” “Round the world!” “In eighty days. So we haven’t a moment to lose.”

 
¶ Some of the most important city planning in London occurred during the 19th century and reflects a Victorian need to divide districts according to both function and class. The buildings themselves can provide a visual reference for this type of organization of the city; often whole rows of houses and structures were erected at once. At the time Verne was writing this novel, the buildings along any single street in London exhibited a striking uniformity.

1. Cheapside, London, circa/before 1920. Keystone-Mast Collection at UCR CMP, 1996.0009.X49877

 

“Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens,” Jules Verne begins. Around the World in 80 Days, published in 1873, traces the story of Londoner Mr. Fogg and several other colorful characters as they circumnavigate the globe. “Passepartout!” Mr. Fogg calls to his valet. “We are going round the world.” “Round the world!” “In eighty days. So we haven’t a moment to lose.”

 

¶ Some of the most important city planning in London occurred during the 19th century and reflects a Victorian need to divide districts according to both function and class. The buildings themselves can provide a visual reference for this type of organization of the city; often whole rows of houses and structures were erected at once. At the time Verne was writing this novel, the buildings along any single street in London exhibited a striking uniformity.

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