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The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

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The Nash family 1890s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Nash family, of either No. 51 or 55 Newcastle Street, Isle of Dogs. They are all wearing mourning for their father, John Nash, a foreman in the docks, who died of typhoid fever on the 4th November 1897. Standing at the back: Mary (24), Elizabeth (28), Eliza (26) Emma (22). Seated: Sarah (20), Rose (17), Mrs Charlotte Nash (nee Gardner), Henrietta (16), Annie (14). In front: John (10) and Helen (12). The ribbons on Mrs Nash's hat are arranged in a “widow's peak”.