JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 442
The Great Wheel appears in Views of London, New Series, "photographed, printed and published by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co., Ltd., of Regent Street, London, and printed in 1896. The "Great Wheel" was the Great Wheel at Earl's Court, built in 1895, and was a copy of the great wheel constructed for the International Exposition at Chicago in 1893. This enormous all-steel tension-supported wheel held 1600 people who enjoyed a twenty-minute ride once-around the 300-foot-tall structure. It was a fantastic piece of architect.
The photographic reproduction process for the London Views book was by Woodburytype, which is quite fine, and which also allowed for a 3200 dpi scan which allowed for some nice detail to be pulled up in enlargement.