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As part of Parliament Week 2012, curator Colin Harding has made a special selection of photographs from our collection showing the Houses of Parliament.

The photographs range from Roger Fenton’s views of the iconic building, taken soon after its completion, to pictorial images taken at the turn of the last century, and touristic views of what is now a famous British landmark.

Parliament Week (19-25 November) is an annual initiative coordinated by the Houses of Parliament that looks at the people, places and events that shape democracy in the UK. The events will inspire people to get involved with politics, encourage them to make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them, look at how our democracy works today, and discuss its future.

Photograph of Parliament from Westminster Bridge,
From Westminster Bridge, 1909, Alvin Langdon Coburn © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament (date unknown), Horace W. Nicholls, © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of Houses of Parliamen
Houses of Parliament, 1909, Alvin Langdon Coburn © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of Houses of Parliament from the Thames
Houses of Parliament from the Thames (date unknown), George Washington Wilson © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of Westminster
Westminster, 1913, John Dudley Johnston © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of Westminster
Westminster, 1927, Charles Job © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of Westminster at nightfall
Westminster Nightfall, c.1953, Horace A. Murch © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of No. 39. Houses of Parliament,
No. 39. Houses of Parliament, 1855, Victor Albert Prout © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph from Westminster Bridge
No 13 London Series: From Westminster Bridge, 1930, Alvin Langdon Coburn © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of Houses of Parliament from Lambeth Palace
Houses of Parliament from Lambeth Palace, 1857, Roger Fenton © The Royal Photographic Society Collection
Photograph of Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament, 1910, Alvin Langdon Coburn © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Photograph of Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament (date unknown), Horace W. Nicholls © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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