Lambeth Landmark, the fast way into Lambeth Archives image collection.
Lambeth Landmark showcases over 12,000 of the best images from Lambeth Archives’ 50,000 photographs, drawings, prints and watercolours. Find historic and contemporary pictures of Lambeths’s streets, buildings, people, communities and personalities as well as records of its events and disasters. High quality photographic prints are available of most images from the site, from Waterloo through Brixton and Clapham to Streatham and Norwood.
Searching the Lambeth landmark collection
Use the search fields below to search the collection. Each of the fields allows you to build your search in slightly different ways:
Place: browse particular areas of the borough.
Subject: search for different topics (e.g. Entertainment or Shops).
Date: narrow down the period of time you search across.
People: find images of local personalities.
Title/Description: make free-text searches on image captions or headings
Collections: lists individual collections at Lambeth Archives, e.g. those from a particular photographer or donor
Type of Image: search by media type e.g. photograph or engraving.
Postcode search: overrides all others and displays a map with that postcode at the centre and dots showing all images within a one mile radius of that point.
Image ID: use if you know the reference number for the image you are looking for.
Multiple search terms will make your search more precise and generate less hits: picking Kennington will find all images of the area; picking Kennington and churches will find churches in Kennington.
When you press ‘Search’ the results will display as thumbnails; clicking on a thumbnail will enlarge the image and give the full caption.
If you return to the search page your original search will still be in place. The ‘clear search’ button will re-set the page to a blank search.