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Printing the Thames in the 19th century, Picturing life by the Thames

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Houndsditch (1872).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5317
Description: This illustration was originally published in Dore and Blanchard Jerrold's work 'London: A Pilgrimage' (Grant & Co., London, 1872), a collection of 180 engravings that form a comprehensive portrait of 19th-century London. The book included horrific illustrations of life in the port areas that shocked public opinion. Dore's work, alongside Jerrold's commentary, left people in no doubt about the degradation that existed in the East End. Dore's work also appeared in the 'Illustrated London News'.
Creator: Gustave Dore
Date: 1872
Credit line: Southwark Library
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