Maison Lyons, 362-366 Oxford Street, Westminster, Greater London

Maison Lyons, 362-366 Oxford Street, Westminster, Greater London
Photograph taken Oct 1916 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL23648A

A Ragtime Band playing on a stage in the newly-built Maison Lyons department store and restaurant at 362-366 Oxford Street. At this time, J Lyons and Company provided music in all of their larger tea shops and restaurants, and the firm even maintained a Band Department to hire performers. The store was completed in 1916, and the photograph was taken for J Lyons and Company itself.

Location

Greater London Westminster

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Tags

people men portrait band music leisure