Thames Riverscape showing The Tower of London and Tower Wharf: 1937
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

Thames Riverscape showing The Tower of London and Tower Wharf: 1937

Avery Illustrations

© PLA collection/Museum of London

Full image caption

The Tower of London and Tower Wharf from the London Bridge to Tower Bridge section of the north bank of the Thames.
Built in 1078 for William the Conqueror, the White Tower was the original fortress and still dominates the other buildings, walls and towers which surround it. The Tower of London was for many centuries London's main armoury. A large and busy wharf in front of the tower was used to load and unload weapons and gunpowder.
In 1937 the Port of London Authority commissioned Avery Illustrations to document both banks of the Thames between London Bridge and Greenwich/Island Gardens. The result was a total of 276 black & white photographic prints, 124 for the North Bank and 132 for the South Bank. Joined together the prints form 2 panoramas that depict the busy working warehouses, factories, ships, tugs and barges that inhabited the banks of the Thames.
 

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Date

1937 AD - 1937 AD
 

Image Number

001382
 

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