Royal Aquarium

Royal Aquarium

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Royal Aquarium, A poster for 'Agnes Beckwith the greatest lady swimmer in the world' at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster. In 1880, she trod water for 30 hours in the whale tank of the Royal Aquarium of Westminster to equal a previous record set by Matthew Webb. Image taken from A collection of pamphlets, handbills, and miscellaneous printed matter relating to Victorian entertainment and everyday life. Originally published in London, c. 1885.

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