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View of Strand waterfront before the Embankment construction, looking towards the north east and showing Somerset House and an arch of Waterloo Bridge in the distance. In the foreground is York Water Gate behind which is the terrace of the York Buildings. To the right are the Adelphi wharves with Royal Terrace towering above. A Thames waterman in traditional uniform and barges as well as other craft are seen on river.
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