Two pats in a wheelbarrow taken near the Bank, Lothbury: 1810
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Two pats in a wheelbarrow taken near the Bank, Lothbury: 1810

John Nixon

© Museum of London

Full image caption

Two Irish labourers resting. One is smoking. The paving cobbles on the right suggest these two labourers appear to be taking a break from the task of laying cobbles to surface the road. London's increasingly complex infrastructure required a large workforce to install and service it. A substantial number of Irish immigrants found employment as labourers doing this kind of work. Other working class Irishmen took jobs as sedan chair carriers, porters, coal-heavers, weavers, milk sellers, street hawkers, publicans and professional beggars.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1810 AD - 1810 AD
 

Image Number

003786
 

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