About this object

  • ID:

    2001.69/61

  • Production date:

    1850-1859

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: People's City: Health and Water

  • Songsheet cover for 'The lamentation of Old Father Thames' written & sung by Mr Hudson & Mr Taylor at public dinners. The cover is printed with a black & white illustration by William Heath showing Old Father Thames arising from a polluted River stating 'Here's a mess I am in'. The bearded figure is surrounded by captioned images of a putrefied Thames as a common sewer and diseased 'white bait looking black' and 'ghosts of departed flounders'.
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  • Measurements

    H 327 mm; W 234 mm

  • Materials

    paper

  • Last Updated

    2016-04-20

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    River Thames (depicted)

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