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The great babe's cradles.The great babe's cradles.
The great babe's cradles.

© National Maritime Museum, London

Repro ID: A0106
Title: The great babe's cradles.
Description: Over 1,200 tons of timber were needed for the building of the piles that supported the 'Great Eastern' during her construction at Millwall. The cradles and scaffolding were made by carpenters who still had a vital role to play in shipbuilding.
Creator: 'Illustrated Times'
Date: 1858
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London

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