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Dockers presenting themselves for work.

Dockers presenting themselves for work.
Dockers presenting themselves for work.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3183
Description: The majority of workers in the port were casual labourers taken on for the day. Sometimes the dockers would only be taken on for a few hours. Twice a day there was a 'call-on' at the docks and wharves when labour was hired for short periods. Only the lucky few would be selected, the rest would be sent home without reward.
Creator: Unknown
Date: early 20th century
Credit line: Southwark Library collection.
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