An Indian 'lascar' seaman at King George V Dock: 1959
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An Indian 'lascar' seaman at King George V Dock: 1959

Henry Grant

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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An Indian 'lascar' seaman at King George V Dock. Sailors from India had been coming to Britain since the East India Company first recruited them in the 18th century. A community of Indian seamen grew up in the Docklands areas of Stepney, Poplar, Canning Town, and near the West and East India Docks.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1959 AD - 1959 AD
 

Image Number

004575
 

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