C J Kino, 164 Fenchurch Street, City of London

C J Kino, 164 Fenchurch Street, City of London
Photograph taken 24 September 1888 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bb91/17984

The demolition team pose for the camera during the demolition of the shopfront of Charles Julius Kino, tailor. The reason for this presumed remodelling is not known. This sort of work was done by hand and needed large teams of labourers. The workers are all wearing hats. Some of the men are wearing bowler hats as a sign of their higher status. They would have been overmen or foremen, in charge of a small gang of men.

Location

Greater London City of London

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

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work men clothing tool building demolition boy victorian (1837 - 1901)