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The 20th-century port, Edwardian port in crisis

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Foster's Wharf in the Lower Pool.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: P27557
Description: Foster's Wharf in the Lower Pool specialised in cereals, flowers, seeds and bulbs. The wharf closed in 1972, and its large warehouse was converted into housing in the 1980s. This photograph, from 1916, shows a paddle steamer on the river. In the foreground sailing barges and lighters are being unloaded.
Creator: Waldo McGillycuddy Eagar CBE.
Date: 20th century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Eagar Collection
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