The Army And Navy Club House, Pall Mall.
Stationers' Almanack, 1853.
Steel engraving, sheet 250 x 460mm (9¾ x 18"). Trimmed within plate.
View of the Army and Navy Club on the corner of Pall Mall and St James's Square, formerly known as George Street. Men on horseback, horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians in foreground. Engraved for the Stationers' Almanack. Founded in August 1837, the year Queen Victoria acceded to the Throne, the Club was formed to meet the needs of the many army officers wanting to join a Service Club, most of which were already full. The great Duke of Wellington said he would become neither a patron nor a Member unless membership was also offered to officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Hence, the "Army Club" became the Army and Navy Club. The Stationers' Company had published the Stationers' Almanack since 1747, a single-sheet which consisted of calendar text set out beneath an engraved headpiece that recorded significant events of the preceeding year.
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