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Unloading frozen meat from the Clan MacDougall in 1877.

Unloading frozen meat from the Clan MacDougall in 1877.
Unloading frozen meat from the Clan MacDougall in 1877.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: P39542
Description: Population growth and increased economic prosperity in Victorian Britain meant unprecedented demand for imported meat. With the development of refrigeration ships, it became possible to transport frozen meat from the vast farmlands of the southern hemisphere - mutton and lamb from Australia and New Zealand, and beef from Argentina and Uruguay.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 3 March 1877
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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