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Watermen, by John Augustus Atkinson

Watermen, by John Augustus Atkinson
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU7761
Description: This coloured etching, dating from the beginning of the 19th century, shows London watermen in their bright working clothes plying for trade by a bridge arch. The man wearing the coat with its official waterman’s badge points out his fine wherry to potential passengers, while his friend holds off the bow of the boat.
Creator: John Augustus Atkinson (artist & engraver), William Miller & James Walker (publishers)
Date: 1 January 1807
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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