Holborn Viaduct

First Omnibus Over the Holborn Viaduct


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[001972] [The Holborn Viaduct]. Carte-de-Visite of the First Omnibus Over the Holborn Viaduct. London: J.F. Timms and Son. 1869. First Edition. 32mo (Oblong). Unbound. Carte-De-Visite. Good+. Carte-de-Visite of the first omnibus over the Holborn viaduct, approximately 105mm x 65mm in size.

Slightly faded, otherwise quite bright and clean.

Reverse with the printed details of the event, with the viaduct opened by Queen Victoria on November the 6th, 1869.

The driver of the first omnibus over the viaduct was Thomas Grayson, who was presented with a gold mounted whip by his passengers and a silver mounted whip by Captain Cuff of Regent’s Park in commemoration of the event. Copies of the cdv were available from the driver, being published by J.[ohn] F.[rederick] Timms of 31 High Holborn.

Timms is shown at this address between 1857 and 1873 by Pritchard (page 111)