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Toil, glitter, grime and wealth on a flowing tide, by W.L. Wyllie.

Toil, glitter, grime and wealth on a flowing tide, by W.L. Wyllie.
Toil, glitter, grime and wealth on a flowing tide, by W.L. Wyllie.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW2187
Description: Wyllie's 1884 depiction of the working river shows something of the grim reality of the day-to-day life of lightermen and the other workers. As the picture's title suggests, there was a stark contrast between the wealth created by commerce and the toil of those employed on the river.
Creator: William Lionel Wyllie
Date: 1884
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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