London Docks page dated 1896 over 120 years old also available unframed


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Antique print dated 1896. The page is over 120 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a gold frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. Available also in a brown with gold pencil-line frame, your choice. RL.10.

Entitled – The London Docks.

Below the picture reads:

The London Docks. – The London Docks, lying to the east of St. Katharine’s Docks, were constructed by Rennie in 1805 at a cost of £4,000,000, and cover an area of 120 acres. The warehouses are capable of storing 220,000 tons of goods, and the cellars 70,000 pipes or 8,316,050 gallons of wine. The tobacco dock and warehouses alone cover an area of five acres of ground. At times, particularly when adverse winds drive vessels into the Thames, upwards of 3,000 men are employed in these Docks in one day. Every morning at six o’clock there may be seen waiting at the principal entrance a large and motley crowd of labourers, and the numerous dusky visages and foreign costumes impart a curious and picturesque air to the scene. The capital of the London and St. Katharine’s Docks Company amounts to £13,000,000. Nothing will convey to the stranger a better idea of the vast activity and stupendous wealth of London than a visit to these warehouses, filled to overflowing with interminable stores of tea, coffee, sugar, silk, tobacco, and other foreign and colonial products. There are, too, enormous vaults containing apparently inexhaustible quantities of wine, and extensive quays and landing-stages perpetually encumbered with huge stacks of hides, mountains of bales, and long rows of casks of every conceivable description. St. George Street, to the north of the Docks, was formerly the notorious Ratcliff Highway. In this street is the interesting establishment of Mr. Jamrach, the well-known wild beast importer. The Docks have four gates into the Thames, and contain water-room for 300 large vessels, exclusive of lighters.

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Weight4.41 kg
Dimensions60 × 50 × 7 cm