'The Distress in the East End of London' from The Graphic

Newspaper/Ephemera/Illustration/Image

Description

English

This illustration from the Graphic newspaper depicts shipbuilding labourers at the east London docks queuing for scarce employment in February 1886. Every morning crowds of men congregated at the gates hoping for a day’s work, at 3pence an hour.

Full title
'The Distress in the East End of London'
Published
20 February 1886 , London
Format
Newspaper / Ephemera / Illustration / Image
Creator
The Graphic
Held by
British Library
Copyright: © 
Sourced from the British Newspaper Archive
Shelfmark
19th Century British Library Newspapers BA3201440636