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Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09745




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Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09745

BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. A cargo of bananas in specially ventilated crates is unloaded and transferred into the warehouse via a conveyor belt while two foremen in bowler hats look on. A tally is kept in the hut in the centre of the picture. From the Butlers Wharf Collection: some time before 1910 the Directors of Butlers Wharf Ltd, commissioned a series of photographs detailing aspects of the companys work

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Edwardian People Work


12"x10" Modern Frame

Introducing the captivating Framed Print from Media Storehouse's Historic England Archive collection. Featuring the iconic image "Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09745," this print takes you on a journey back in time. Witness the hustle and bustle of London's bustling docklands as a cargo of bananas is unloaded from ships and transported into the warehouse using a conveyor belt. Two foremen, dressed in bowler hats, oversee the operation with a watchful eye. This beautiful framed print is a stunning addition to any home or office, transporting you to the heart of London's rich history. The high-quality print is expertly framed and protected behind a clear, shatterproof acrylic front, ensuring its longevity and preservation. Bring the charm of historic London into your space with this exquisite Framed Print from Media Storehouse's Historic England Archive collection.

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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Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames: A Snapshot of Edwardian Worklife This evocative photograph captures the hustle and bustle of Butlers Wharf in London's Shad Thames area, some time before 1910. The image showcases the unloading process of a cargo of ripe bananas, skillfully transported from ship to warehouse using a conveyor belt. The foremen, dressed in bowler hats, meticulously oversee the operation, keeping a tally of the deliveries in the central hut. Butlers Wharf, a bustling hub of commerce and industry, was a significant player in London's maritime history. This photograph offers a rare glimpse into the daily workings of the wharf, providing a fascinating insight into the lives of its workers. The intricate system of crates, designed for optimal ventilation, ensured the bananas arrived at their destination in the best possible condition. The Edwardian era, characterized by its elegance and refinement, is beautifully captured in this image. The workers, despite their laborious tasks, maintain a sense of order and focus, reflecting the diligence and pride taken in their work. The photograph serves as a testament to the rich history of Butlers Wharf and the vital role it played in London's commercial landscape. This photograph is part of the extensive Butlers Wharf Collection, commissioned by the Directors of Butlers Wharf Ltd to document various aspects of the company's work. The collection, now held by Historic England Archive, provides a valuable record of London's maritime heritage and the people who shaped it.

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