1905-1908: London Street Style

Thurs. Aug. 2nd, 1906: Ken. Ch. St.

May 1906: Ken. Ch. St.

Sat. June 30th, 1908: Kensington


Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910) was illustrator and chief cartoonist of English magazine Punch, and a keen amateur photographer. Linley Sambourne lived in London's Kensington area - his house, 18 Stafford Terrace, is now a museum - and took photographs of people he knew to use as the basis for his illustrations. He was to amass a huge collection of photographic images.

As these photographs show, Linley Sambourne also took photographs of people he didn't know, on the streets of Kensington and almost exclusively of women. In many of the instances, he recorded the location and day of the photograph. In her diary, Linley Sambourne's wife Marion said his photography transitioned from an enthusiasm into an obsession.

Linley Sambourne's great-grandson was the renowned photographer Lord Snowden.


Tues. June 26th, 1906: Kensington

Tues. June 26th, 1906: Kensington

Tues. July 3rd, 1906: Kensington

Weds. July 12th, 1905: Cromwell Rd.


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Fri. May 10th, 1907: St. Albans Road

Fri. May 10th, 1907: St. Albans Road

Fri. July 12th, 1907: St Albans Road


Wed. July 4th, 1906: Kensington

Sat. July 20th, 1906: Nttg. Hill Gate

Wed. June 27th, 1906: Kensington


1906: Cromwell Road, Kensington

Sat. Sep. 8th, 1906: Ken. Church St.

Sat. Sept. 8th, 1906: Kensington

Tues. Feb. 20th, 1906: Cornwall Gdns.


Tuesday, June 26th 1906: Cromwell Road

Tuesday June 26th, 1906: Cheniston Gardens

Tuesday June 26th, 1906: Cheniston Gardens