Picture entitled: ‘The meeting on Kennington Common-from a Daguerreotype’, 15 April 1848, the Illustrated London News, Catalogue ref: ZPER 34/12.
This shows a Chartist meeting held on Kennington Common, London. There was a platform for speakers to stand and address the crowd. A daguerreotype was an image created by a photographic process popular in 1840s and 1850s.
- How does this source suggest that this was a peaceful meeting?
- What impression do you get about the size of the crowd?
- What type of people attended the meeting?
- Compare this illustration to the illustration used at the top of the page. Does it reveal more or less information?