Thursday, May 31, 2007

This Day in History Tower Clock Big Ben

Tower Clock Big Ben, Taken by Adrian Pingstone.
The Clock Tower, from Westminster Bridge . Taken by Adrian Pingstone in November 2004 and released to the public domain. High Resolution Image Source: english wikipedia, original upload 28 November 2004 by en:User:Arpingstone.
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Tower Clock Big Ben.
ARC Identifier: 195565, WWII: Europe; London, England; "Big Ben with barbed wire entanglement". Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (NLFDR), 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1999 PHONE: 845-486-7770, FAX: 845-486-1147, EMAIL: . Type of Archival Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials
Description: Item from Collection FDR-PHOCO: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, 1882 - 1962

Part of: Series: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, 1882 - 1962. Access Restrictions: Unrestricted, Use Restrictions: Unrestricted. Variant Control Number(s): NAIL Control Number: NLR-PHOCO-A-7420(1226)

Copy 1, Copy Status: Preservation-Reproduction-Reference, Storage Facility: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (Hyde Park, NY) Media. Media Type: Photographic Print. Index Terms Subjects Represented in the Archival Material World War, 1939-1945

The Clock Tower (Big Ben) owes its existence to a fire in 1834 that destroyed most of Parliament. A commission was set up to choose a new building design from 97 submissions and a clock tower dominated Charles Barry's winning plan. The clock swung into action in May 31, 1859. The Clock Tower (Big Ben)

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