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Pay day, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09666




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Pay day, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09666

Pay day at Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London. A line of workmen collect their wages from a hatch, while a security guard looks on. Photographer unknown, c.1910

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Edwardian People Work


10"x8" Photo Print

Discover the rich history of London's Butlers Wharf with this stunning photographic print from Media Storehouse and Historic England. This captivating image, titled "Pay day, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09666," transports you back in time to the early 1900s. Witness the authentic scene of workmen eagerly collecting their wages from a hatch, all under the watchful eye of a security guard. This unique historical art piece, drawn from the Historic England Archive, is an excellent addition to any home or office space, evoking a sense of nostalgia and the enduring charm of London's past. Experience the storytelling power of this captivating photographic print and bring a piece of history into your daily life.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 18.2cm (10" x 7.2")

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 20.3cm (10" x 8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


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Pay Day at Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London: A Snapshot of Edwardian Worklife This evocative photograph, captured around the turn of the twentieth century, offers a glimpse into the daily routine of the working class in Edwardian London. Titled "Pay Day at Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames," the image depicts a line of workmen, dressed in their grubby work clothes and hats, gathered around a hatch, eagerly awaiting their weekly wages. The scene exudes a palpable sense of anticipation and relief, as the men collect their hard-earned earnings, providing a vital source of financial security for their families. The photograph was taken at Butlers Wharf, located on the south bank of the River Thames in the Shad Thames area of London. At the time, this area was a bustling hub of industry, with numerous wharves, warehouses, and workshops employing thousands of laborers. The image captures the raw energy and determination of the working class, who labored long hours in often dangerous conditions to contribute to the city's economic growth. A security guard stands watchfully nearby, ensuring order and maintaining the separation between the workers and their wages. His stern expression and imposing presence serve as a reminder of the strict hierarchies and regulations that governed the lives of the working class during this period. Despite the challenges they faced, the men in this photograph display a sense of camaraderie and solidarity, united in their shared experience of waiting for their pay. This photograph, taken by an unknown photographer around 1910, offers a poignant and authentic portrayal of life in Edwardian London. It serves as a testament to the resilience and determination of the working class, who played a crucial role in shaping the city's history and identity.

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