Sorting linen imported from Hong Kong in London's Docks; 1959

Henry Grant

Sorting linen imported from Hong Kong in London's Docks; 1959
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Full image caption

Workers organise large quantities of linen, which has been imported to London from Hong Kong.
During the 1950s, when this photograph was taken, record numbers of imports and exports passed through London's docks. Imported goods included tea, coffee, oil, spirits and spices, as well as textiles such as linen and silk. Once the goods had been assembled, they were stored temporarily in transit sheds or distributed directly to markets and merchants.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1959 AD - 1959 AD
Image Number
 
009368

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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