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Digital Gallery Images

The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

Photographic copies can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local Studies and Archives (there is a charge for this service) or a maximum of 5 digital copies can be emailed to you. If you would like to use the images for publication or display please contact us at


Sydney Buxton 1890s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Sydney Buxton, MP for Poplar and the Isle of Dogs 1886-1914. Taken in 1896 shortly after his marriage to his second wife Mildred Hugh Smith, with his daughter Phillis (later Ponsonby) by his first wife Constance Lubbock by Lady Alethea Eliot