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Thames Riverscape showing Morton's Sufferance Wharf; 1937

Avery Illustrations

Thames Riverscape showing Morton's Sufferance Wharf; 1937
3 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

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Thames Riverscape showing Morton's Sufferance Wharf from the Union Docks Wharf to Lenanton's Wharf section of the north bank of the Thames. It was named after J.T.Morton who founded it in 1849. The company specialised in the preservation and packaging of all sort of food.
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 for the North Bank and 132 for 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.
Port of London Authority

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

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