Open-air charity meeting

#Picture Number SO186

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Victorian illustration to download showing the Working Men’s Hospital Saturday, an open-air meeting in Hyde Park in aid of London’s hospitals and dispensaries. A large crowd, some holding banners, listens to a man speaking from a platform. Boys with collection boxes ask for donations, and a member of the brass band holds his tuba. This meeting, held in 1874 and organised by trade, temperance and charitable societies, was attended by about 20,000 people.