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Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668




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Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668

BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. View of the gantries c. 1910. Unknown photographer

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Introducing the exquisite "Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668" framed print from our Media Storehouse collection. This captivating photograph, sourced from the Historic England Archive, transports you back in time to Shad Thames in London. Witness the intricate beauty of Butler's Wharf as it was over a century ago, with its iconic gantries standing tall against the backdrop of the bustling city. Our high-quality framed print preserves the rich history and character of this iconic London landmark, making it a perfect addition to any home or office space. Embrace the charm of the past with this stunning piece from Media Storehouse.

10x8 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexi glass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")

Estimated Product Size is 30.5cm x 25.4cm (12" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
Butler's Wharf, Shad Thames, London: A Glimpse into the Past (c. 1910, BB87_09668) This photograph, taken around 1910, offers a rare and enchanting glimpse into the industrial past of Butler's Wharf, located along the picturesque Shad Tharme in London. The image, from the Historic England Archive, showcases the intricate network of gantries that once dominated this historic waterfront area. Butler's Wharf, a former commercial wharf, was a hive of activity during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This photograph captures the essence of that era, with its labyrinth of timber gantries stretching out over the Thames, providing shelter and protection to the cargo ships that once docked here. The gantries were an essential part of the thriving trade that took place at the wharf, allowing for the efficient loading and unloading of goods, particularly timber, which was a significant commodity during this period. The scene is further enhanced by the presence of the tall, red-brick chimneys in the background, which belonged to the nearby sugar refineries and other industrial establishments. The smoke billowing from these chimneys was a common sight in London during this time, a testament to the city's industrial might and economic prosperity. Despite the passage of time, this photograph serves as an important reminder of London's rich industrial heritage. The transformation of Butler's Wharf into a vibrant, modern development, with its trendy bars, restaurants, and residential properties, is a testament to the area's enduring appeal and its ability to adapt to changing times while preserving its history. This image invites us to pause and reflect on the past, as we marvel at the contrast between then and now.

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