Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Ostrich Feathers at the Cutler Street Warehouses

Ostrich Feathers at the Cutler Street Warehouses - photograph


A good idea of the way in which ostrich feathers are stored is gained from our view of a room in the Cutler Street Warehouses, which are the property of the London and St. Katherine's Docks Company. In these warehouses, which cover four acres and have a floor area of 630,000 feet, tea, silk, cochineal, carpets and piece goods are stored in addition to ostrich feathers of great value. Some twenty thousand tons of goods can be houses on the premises, representing a value between three and four millions sterling. Such feathers as those shown above may well have a fascination for all womankind, from a duchess to a coster's sweetheart. Cutler Street, it may be added, is in Houndsditch, within easy access of London and St. Katherine's Docks.