Fatal London Underground accident, 1872

Fatal London Underground accident, 1872

C027/7703 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.5MB

Downloadable file size: 16.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fatal London Underground accident. Illustration of the death of British colonial administrator Sir Donald Friell McLeod (1810-1872). He arrived at Gloucester Road underground station (Metropolitan Line) on 28 November 1872 and fell while attempting to enter a moving steam train. His left arm and both legs were nearly severed and he died at St George's Hospital later that day. This Punjab-style watercolour from around 1885 commemorates McLeod who was venerated in the Punjab where he was Lieutenant-Governor from 1865 to 1870. At upper left, are Sikh ascetics and the Akali military order, with McLeod borne away on a palanquin.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1872, 1885, 19th century, 28 november 1872, accident, accidents, adult, afterlife, akali military order, amputated, artwork, ascetic, asian, britain, british, british empire, british raj, caucasian, colonial administrator, commemmorating, commemoration, cultural, culture, dead, death, deceased, donald friell mcleod, donald mcleod, england, english, europe, european, fatal, gloucester road, heaven, historical, history, human, illustration, indian, injured, injury, killed, lieutenant-governor, london, london underground, male, man, medical, medicine, memorial, men, metropolitan line, metropolitan railway, no-one, nobody, officer, palanquin, passengers, people, person, punjab, railway, scottish, serious, severed, sikh, sikh ascetics, soldier, spirit, station, steam power, steam train, technological, technology, transport, treating, uk, underground, united kingdom, venerating, watercolor, watercolour, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.