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Discharging deals and timber products at Russia Dock.

Discharging deals and timber products at Russia Dock.
Discharging deals and timber products at Russia Dock.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: P49085
Description: Discharging deals, battens and boards from the SS 'Portos' at Russia Dock, Rotherhithe. Deal was a softwood timber that was imported to the Surrey Docks. The wooden planks were carried to storage sheds and timber piles by the deal porters, a highly skilled and physically fit group of dock workers.
Creator: Browne Collection
Date: 1930
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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