Balcony, India Buildings, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Balcony, India Buildings, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Photograph taken November 1982 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: BB99/13090

Beneath this balcony, built 1861, is an image of the world. The British Empire was at its height in the 19th century and for many commercial venturers it appeared 'natural' that Britain should be most prominent world power. This view was shattered in the 20th century.