The Time Ball
A family watches the Time Ball at the Royal Observatory

A family strolling in Greenwich Park stops at the Royal Observatory to watch the time ball fall at 1 o'clock. In 1901 the time ball appeared black, not red. This may have been black paint, or it may have been soot. Many buildings at the time were black with coal smoke.

Unique ID: H1540
Creator: Unknown Potogapher
Date: c. 1900
Copyright: Out of Copyright