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The Nils Gorthon at the New Fresh Wharf.

The Nils Gorthon at the New Fresh Wharf.
The Nils Gorthon at the New Fresh Wharf.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: P31620
Description: The Swedish freighter 'Nils Gorthon' berthed at the New Fresh Wharf. This wharf, just below London Bridge, was the most visible part of the port for ordinary Londoners. As Henry Tomlinson wrote, from here the city's workers could view “another life below, with its strange cries and mysterious movements”. On a hazy day, Tower Bridge appears to float in the distance.
Creator: Marion Love
Date: Unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Love Collection
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