Off cuts from documentary tracing the history of the City of London and the variety of trades performed there.
Excellent Quality Black and White shots of the City in the 50's - 1951?
CU "Hudson's Bay Company" brass plate. Row of six men sorting mink skins. CU sorting skins. CU man selecting a skin. WS taking skins to selection bench. WS as man sorts out round cut skins and placing them on separate piles. MS man inspecting Beaver skins and CU of him blowing on them. CU hand turning over Persian Lamb skins. MS man inspecting skins.
WS Early morning Griffin statue in middle of road. London Wall, flag flying. Deserted streets with Aldgate pump left of screen. MS pan over grave stones. CU grave of George Stephens.
Thames from river side as two men pass in rowing boat. WS Tea warehouse. Open gate with steps. Side angle of house with steps. WS Early morning sunlight reflecting on Thames with moored boats and bridges. WS sun rising over St. Paul's and reflecting in river, with variable exposures.
Posts on island in middle of road, early morning. A truck passes. High angle looking down on narrow street with posts either side, paper blows across road as boy with dog passes.
MS & WS Little boy statue in Cock Lane. MS alley. LS alley.
MS panning down Monument Column. Early morning street with St. Paul's in background. Narrow street with St. Paul's BG and man on a bike. Wider Street with St. Paul's. WS Mansion House across street.