Jacobs Island Rotherhithe: 1887
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Jacobs Island Rotherhithe: 1887

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Jacob's Island. Watercolour. Illustration to Charles Dickens' novel 'Oliver Twist'. "In such a neighbourhood, beyond Dockhead in the Borough of Southwark, stands Jacob's Island, surrounded by a muddy ditch, six or eight feet deep and 15 or 20 wide when the tide is in, once called Mill Pond, but known in the days of this story as Folly Ditch. It is a creek or inlet from the Thames, and can always be filled at high water by opening the sluices at the Lead Mills from which it took its old name."
 

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Date

1887 AD - 1887 AD
 

Image Number

001002
 

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