Revealed: The amazing pictures of Britain in colour for the very first time
When colour photographs were first invented, the French millionaire and philanthropist Albert Kahn poured his entire fortune into hiring a team of photographers, which he dispatched to more than 50 countries - his aim was to make a record of all the people of the world. In Britain they captured a nation on the brink of historical change. See the amazing pictures here
Street Life In London: 'Careful Observations Among The Poor' In 1877 (35 Photos) - Flashbak
In 1877 John Thompson toured London with a camera. With journalist Adolphe Smith, Thompson would record working-class London. PREFACE. IN presenting to the public the result of careful observations among the poor of London, we should perhaps proffer a few words of apology for reopening a subject which has already been amply and ably treated. … Continue reading "Street Life In London: ‘Careful Observations Among The Poor’ In 1877 (35 Photos)"
Spectacular Photos of London's Lost East End In Kodachrome - Flashbak
David Granick’s (1912-80) Kodachrome photographs of London in the 1960s and 1970s are sensational. Here are more from Granick’s legacy of more than 3000 colour slides of a London now only glimpsed. More here. Via: Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives , The East End in Colour 1960-80 edited by Chris Dorley-Brown and published by Hoxton Minipress.
The Western Quay at the London Docks. - The working Thames
A remarkable photograph of the busy Western Quay of the London Docks. Hundreds of casks and barrels are laid out on the wine-gauging ground awaiting inspection. To the right stand the warehouses of 1804-5, designed by Daniel Asher Alexander. The forest of ship masts shows that although the London Docks were still thriving, they were already too small to accommodate larger steamships. In the 1901 census, the biggest vessels in the London Docks were sailing ships.
Ratcliff wharves. - Crime and punishment
Ratcliff was an area on the Wapping waterfront. During the 19th and early 20th centuries it was a notorious slum containing seedy dance halls and down-market brothels. The area was inhabited by sailors, prostitutes, watermen and dockers from the nearby docks.
Dockers at work on Butlers Wharf; C1910
Dockers at work on Butlers Wharf; C1910 by . Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, and canvases. Museum of London
Print of London Docks 1958 EAW071687
10x8 Print of LONDON DOCKS, Southwark. Aerial photograph of Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe in June 1958 #1630079 Framed Prints, Posters, Canvas, Puzzles, Metal, Photo Gifts and Wall Art
Lovells Wharf - Greenwich Riverside
LOVELL'S WHARF By Mary Mills This article was written this riverside area was still a wharf -which could potentially have been worked - and riverside cranes which remained in situ were a much treasured local feature. Now the cranes have gone, the riverside has been disrupted and the site is all housing. 'Lovells' itself was bounded by Pelton Road/Banning Street and Cadet Place. Cadet Place is gone and its site only marked by the boundary of a block of flats. The article below is made up of a…
Tales of London's Docklands ebook by Henry Bradford - Rakuten Kobo
Read "Tales of London's Docklands" by Henry Bradford available from Rakuten Kobo. Tales of London's Docklands is an anthology of true stories, drawn from Henry Bradford's personal experiences as a Regis...