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Thames Riverscape showing Adelaide House: 1937

Avery Illustrations

Thames Riverscape showing Adelaide House: 1937
3 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

Full image caption

Adelaide House from the London Bridge to Tower Bridge section of the north bank of the Thames.
This building dates from 1925 and was designed by the architects Sir John Burnet and Tait. Below, London Bridge Wharf occupied the site of the waterworks of the old London Bridge. In the 1930s this warf handled general cargo. The MV Lutzen lies alongside, possibly discharging frozen Salmon from Labrador.
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 of the North Bank and 132 of 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.

Image Details

1937 AD - 1937 AD
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© PLA collection/Museum of London

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