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Digital Gallery Images

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.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

Photographic copies can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local Studies and Archives (there is a charge for this service) or a maximum of 5 digital copies can be emailed to you. If you would like to use the images for publication or display please contact us at




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Island History Trust Image Collection


Isle of Dogs Schoolchildren. this could be St.Luke’s School, British Street School? The wording on the board reads: “MILLWALL - Group...” rest unclear. The clothing suggests a cool season - though not too wintry to take a photograph outside. The children would have been forewarned, so are wearing their “best” clothes; Degrees of poverty, status, and a variety of character traits, can be found through close study of the image. Although still very young, many look like miniature adults - hunger, stress, even early responsibility, have already marked their faces. There are some family likenesses too. Donated by anon