Description: "Photograph of a Crossing Sweeping, holding broom in right hand." Photograph by RL Sirus...Sweepers cleared roadways for pedestrians in the hope of tips...Date: 1884..Our Catalogue Reference: COPY 1/369/222 ( http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=7&CATID=-4236837&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=copy+1/369/222 ) ..This image is from the collections of The National Archives. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons...For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library ( http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/imagelibrary ) .
This exhibition of photographs from The National Archives was produced in 2000 as part of a larger exhibition put together by partners in the Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access (SEPIA) project. Institutions from across Europe provided images from their own holdings showing transport of all kinds across the Continent. The collection shows the technical development; the marvels of design and construction that improvements in transport spawned. Transport has fundamentally altered the world in which we live and these images cover everything from horsepower to airpower.