The docks - the Concordia: 1872
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Illustration of the ship 'Concordia' from the preface of 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. In chapter 3 Jerrold writes: "By us, where we sit watching sailors in the rigging, or slung by a ship's sides "peacocking" her bottom, looms the enormous figure-head of the Concordia, stretching out of the basin and overshadowing the quay. A noble representative vessel in the midst of this mast-forest, and by the banks of the busiest river in the world. This ship is of the fleet that shall prevail in the end over the ironclads and the floating rams."
1872 AD - 1872 AD