The tide of business in the city: 1872

Gustave Doré

 
The tide of business in the city: 1872
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Illustration from the preface to 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold writes that "In the narrow streets and lanes of the city ... we found tumultuous episodes of energetic, money-making life, in the most delightful framework. Such places as Carter Lane, spanned by bridges from warehouse to warehouse, and pierced with cavernous mouths that are helped to bales of food by noisy cranes, lie in a hundred directions amid the hurly-burly of the City."

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