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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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10"x8" (25x20cm) Photo Print

Introducing the exquisite "Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668" photographic print from our Media Storehouse collection. This stunning image, sourced from the Historic England Archive, offers a captivating glimpse into London's past with its view of Butlers Wharf on Shad Thames. The gantries, a distinctive feature of this historic area, are prominently displayed in this photograph taken around 1910. Bring the rich history of London into your home or office with this beautifully preserved piece of history. Order your Media Storehouse "Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668" photographic print today and travel back in time.

Printed on archival quality paper for unrivalled stable artwork permanence and brilliant colour reproduction with accurate colour rendition and smooth tones. Printed on professional 234gsm Fujifilm Crystal Archive DP II paper. 10x8 for landscape images, 8x10 for portrait images.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

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) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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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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