Henry Dixon (1820-1892)

St Mary Overie's Dock (1881)
photograph
COLLAGE record no: 25577

St Mary Overie's Dock (1881)

Henry Dixon is best known for this important series of 120 photographs which record a wide range of London streets and buildings threatened with destruction in the 1870s and 1880s. SPROL was one of the earliest projects to record London's disappearing architectural heritage. To all of his work (which also includes a significant series of photographs recording the slum clearance and road building works of the Holborn Valley Improvements in the 1860s) Henry Dixon brought technical knowledge, a skilled photographer's eye and a determination to achieve the best possible image.