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.
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.
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.