A Superb Album of 48 Photographs depicting London, Life,
especially along the River Thames, in 1914..
Tall 8vo, cloth bound album, strong and handsome, entitled “Photographs” in gilt to front board. All images in excellent condition, captioned in a tiny hand to the borders of the images. Containing a variety of subjects, expertly shot and resulting in some breath takingly high quality images of Mudlarks on the Thames foreshore, Graham White’s biplane at Hendon, the lost subculture of London sailing barges and their crews, docks, cargoes etc., the bustling commerce of the River Thames, its bridges and dockside architecture, breakers yards, wharves, tugboats and a smattering of more standard tourist attractions, all delivered crisply and in vivid detail, a number of the waterborne images must have been taken from other watercraft, producing some striking photographs. Quite splendid, and depicting much that is now gone and forgotten.