The Docks of London - The London Docks
Incredible wealth of the Ivory Floor - One of the wealthiest corners in the London Docks. A view of the "Ivory Floor" where elephant tusks, boar tusks, narwhale horns, rhinocerous horns and sometimes mammoth tusks are ranged in incredible profusion. It is said than many, perhaps most of the tusks of elephants displayed are not of freshly killed beasts, but are old treasures of Chiefs, reluctantly surrendered, stored maybe, for centuries in remote African Villages. The picture shows men moving some of the large tusks on specially constructed trolleys.
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Mortlake Brewery (SW14, The Old Ship) 2005 (pastel on paper)
SLL235615 Mortlake Brewery (SW14, The Old Ship) 2005 (pastel on paper) by Elliot, Sophia ; 134.6x91.4 cm; Private Collection; English, in copyright
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Bomb damage to the GWR's salvage warehouse in London, 1940
In a cruel twist of fate, this image from the 15th November 1940 shows bomb damage to the GWR's salvage warehouse at Park Royal in north-west London. From 7th September 1940, London was bombed for 57 consecutive days and nights, destroying about a third of the city. This particular area of London, with its high concentration of industrial activity, was a prime target for the Germans.