One of the earliest photographs recording a London industry, this picture is one of a series taken by Geoffrey Bevington, a leather merchant and tanner from Bermondsey. Bermondsey was the capital's leather processing centre, and these pictures were displayed at the Bevington and Sons' stand at the 1862 International Exhibition.
The Bunch of Grapes, now known as The Grapes is a public house on the river Thames in Limehouse, East London, that was immortalised as The Six Jolly Fellowship Porters Tavern in Our Mutual Friend. It was “a tavern of dropsical appearance … long settled down into a state of hale infirmity.
Another Lambeth picture, this time of the Thames foreshore where many people found work as labourers or sailors, shortly before the building of the Albert Embankment in 1866-9. It is part of a collection of images by William Strudwick, which are among the only surviving mid 19th-century images of a London working class district.
NAME: Charles Dickens OCCUPATION: Author BIRTH DATE: February 07, 1812 DEATH DATE: June 09, 1870 PLACE OF BIRTH: Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom PLACE OF DEATH: Higham, Kent, United Kingdom less about Charles BEST KNOWN FOR Charles Dickens was the well-loved and prolific British author of numerous works that are now considered classics.
This is reputedly the house that Dickens used as inspiration for Fagin’s Lair in Oliver Twist. The Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist walk from Islington down to ‘a house near Field Lane’ which was an area renowned for its rookery. 18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London