Author/publication: S.I.Martin & Katrina Navickas for Kennington Chartist Project
Date: May 19th 2018
Our Archive Ref: KCP0014/AUD/2018
The final talk in the series given in St Mark’s Church, Kennington for the Kennington Chartist Project in 2018. Dave Steele’s in depth analysis of the evidence includes:
- A closer look at William Kilburn’s famous Daguerreotype of the Great Chartist Rally of 10th April 1848.
- What can it tell us about the crowd itself? How large was the crowd? What was the social mix?
- Counting the Crowd
- First example of surveillance or well-timed photojournalism?
- Camera location, individuals in the crowd
- Finding in the National Archives box containing provisioning orders for troops guarding London that day.
- Evidence of the extent of military preparation for the event.
Dave Steele is a mature PhD Candidate at the University of Warwick researching the crowd in Britain: 1780-1850.