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Randolph Caldecott's first published picture

Queen's Hotel Chester on fire, 1861

Destruction by fire of the Queen Railway Hotel (now the Queen's Hotel), Chester; 
published in the Illustrated London News, 7 December 1861.

Randolph Caldecott's last picture

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Negroes unloading bales of cotton at Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 1886

From the original in the Picture Library of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England (their ref E.898-1951, negative no. GC 3765).
Reproduced with permission.

(If you know of a picture which Randolph drew after this one, or if you can tell us whether the picture above was ever published, contact us at the email address at the bottom of this page.  Thanks!)

 
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