Tower of London - Photographs - Benjamin Stone

Object Title

Tower of London - Photographs - Benjamin Stone

Tower of London - Photographs - Benjamin Stone

Date

1898

Reference

TOL PHO/102

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Series

Scope and Content

Twenty two photographs of the Tower of London, by Benjamin Stone, about 1898, I.102 1 |a View of the Tower from Tower Bridge, showing the wharf with boats beached and cranes in position, Armstrong guns with garrison carriages with railway swivelling devices. Within the Tower walls, the back of the Main Guard and the arrangement of paths and trees to the south of the White Tower can be seen: the base of the Wardrobe Tower has been exposed. Signed 'J. Benjamin Stone 1898', I.102 2 |a 'Tower Hill, ancient place of Execution, Trinity House, Square Gardens from the walls of the Tower of London 1898', I.102 3 |a 'Tower of London, Portcullis in the Byward Tower. J. Benjamin Stone 1898', showing the portcullis lowered, from the outside, I.102 4 |a 'Tower of London 1898. Portcullis in the Byward Tower. Inside view. J. Benjamin Stone 1898'. The gates are open as is the circular spy-hole; a Yeoman Warder in undress uniform stands in the south guard-room doorway, I.102 5 |a A view of Water Lane through the cross arch from St. Thomas's Tower to the Wakefield Tower, showing the gate in the inner curtain wall and the Salt Tower. A man in a top hat and frock coat and a troop of soldiers ? drilling in the background. Signed 'J. Benjamin Stone 1898', I.102 6 |a A view through the Bloody Tower archway to the stairs beside the White Tower, with the Main Guard steps to the right. Signed 'J. Benjamin Stone, 1898', I.102 7 |a The same view from the north side of the Bloody Tower, showing the Waterloo Barracks and the arcade of the Main Guard. Signed 'J. Benjamin Stone, 1898', I.102 8 |a The south wing of the Queen's House, with a sentry on guard, showing the timbering covered. Unsigned and undated, I.102 9 |a 'Monument to the Blounts, Father and Son, formerly Governors of the Tower. St. Peters Chapel, Tower of London, 1898'. NB shows the top of one of the old chairs from the Chapel, now ??????, I.102 10 |a 'Dungeon beneath the Wakefield Tower, Tower of London, J. Benjamin Stone 1890'. Showing brick vaults and round-headed arches, I.102 11 |a 'Set of Tower Standard Brass Troy weights made under the direction of Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint, preserved at the Royal Mint, Tower Hill, London, 1898', I.102 12 |a A Model of the rack with a figure in position, as displayed during the nineteenth century. Signed 'J. Benjamin Stone 1898', I.102 13 |a A group of five photographs of the Ceremony of the Keys, I.102 13 (i) |a Warder and guard on the inner side of the Middle Tower. Signed and dated 'J. Benjamin Stone 1898', I.102 13 (ii) |a Two warders locking the gates, a guardsman carrying a lantern and sentries presenting arms. Signed 'J. Benjamin Stone', I.102 13 (iii) |a Warder with keys and guard under the arch of the Bloody Tower. Signed and dated 'J. Benjamin Stone 1898', I.102 13 (iv) |a Officer of the guard and guard at the top of the steps of the Main Guard. Signed and dated 'J. Benjamin Stone 1898', I.102 13 (v) |a Yeoman Warder with the keys, with his hat off, the guard behind him and the Officer of the Guard at the top of the Main Guard steps. Signed and dated 'J. Benjamin Stone 1898', I.102 14 |a A group of five photographs of Yeomen Warders, I.102 14 (i) |a Group of Yeoman Warders in state dress, with partisans, posed on a flight of steps ?? Signed and dated 'J. Benjamin Stone, 1898', I.102 14 (ii) |a Two Yeoman Warders in state dress, with partisans, in front of the doorway to St. Peter ad Vincula. Signed and dated 'J. Benjamin Stone, 1898', I.102 14 (iii) |a Group of Yeoman Warders, including the Chief Warder with White Tower mace, on the steps of the Main Guard. Signed and dated 'J. Benjamin Stone, June, 1898', I.102 14 (iv) |a 'Warders of the Tower of London. J. Benjamin Stone 1900', I.102 14 (v) |a The Yeoman Gaoler with his axe, in half state dress, in front of the the Queen's House, with a sentry beside him

Extent

22 photographs

Associations

Creator(s) Benjamin Stone