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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.|
|Date: early 20th century|
|Credit line: Southwark Library collection.|