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London Docks

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A bird's eye view of London Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5210
Description: When first opened, the London Docks handled all the tobacco, rice, wine and brandy imports, except those coming from the East and West Indies. This monopoly gave the docks an initial trading advantage. Later, the dock companies became fierce rivals for London's expanding trade.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 27 September 1845
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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