The Thames is "the King of Island Rivers;" if deficient in the grander features of landscape, it is rich in pictorial beauty; its associations are closely linked with heroic men and glorious achievements; its antiquities are of the rarest and most instructive order; its natural productions of the highest interest; it wanders through fertile meads and beside pleasant banks, gathering strength from a thousand tributaries; on either side are remains of ancient grandeur, homely villages, retired cottages, palatial dwellings, and populous cities and towns; boats and barges, and the sea-craft of a hundred nations, indicate and enhance its wealth; numerous locks and bridges facilitate its navigation, and promote the traffic that gives it fame. Its history is that of England. . . . It would be indeed impossible to over-estimate the value of the Thames to the British capital. It is said that when one of our sovereigns, angry with the chief magistrate of the metropolis, threatened to ruin it by removing the court, he received the memorable answer, "But your Majesty cannot remove the Thames!" — Samuel Carter and A. M. Hall (1859)
- Canon Street Bridge, drawing by P. Noel Boxer
- Deptford Dockyard, engraving of a drawing by Walter W. May, R.N.
- Docks near Limehouse, drawing by P. Noel Boxer
- The Gateway of the City, aquatint by C. H. Baskett
- Greenwich Hospital, engraving of a drawing by F. W. Fairholt or W. S. Coleman
- The Harbour Master's, Limehouse, drawing by M.C. Robinson
- The Houses of Parliament from Charing Cross, etching by A.B. Kemplen
- The Old Hungerford Bridge, etching by J. M. Whistler
- Isle of Dogs, engraving of a drawing by Walter W. May, R.N.
- Limehouse, drawing by P. Noel Boxer
- The Lion Brewery, View from Charing Cross Bridge, etching by James McBey
- Millbank, watercolor by E. L. Lawrenson
- Millbank Prison, engraving of a drawing by F. W. Fairholt or W. S. Coleman
- The Old Dreadnought, engraving of a drawing by Walter W. May, R.N.
- The Old Putney Bridge, etching by J. M. Whistler
- Rotherhithe, watercolor by Cecil King
- Rotherhithe Church; Tunnel Pier, engraving of a drawing by F. W. Fairholt or W. S. Coleman
- The Thames from the Monument, etching by Edgar Wilson
- The Thames from Waterloo Bridge, etching by W. Walcot
- The Tower Bridge, drawing by Sir Frank Brangwyn
- Tower Bridge, drawing by Mabel Robinson
- The Towers of Westminster, etching by Percy Robertson
- The Tower of London, etching by Percy Robertson
- Ships at Tower Stairs, engraving of a drawing by Walter W. May, R.N.
- Waterloo Bridge, etching by D. Murray Smith
- Entrance to the West India Docks, engraving of a drawing by F. W. Fairholt, W. S. Coleman, or Walter W. May, R.N.
- Woolwich, engraving of a drawing by Walter W. May, R.N.
- Woolwich Dockyard, engraving of a drawing by Walter W. May, R.N.
Hall, Samuel Carter, and A. M. Hall. The Book of the Thames. London, Vertue, 1859.
London Past and Present. Ed. Malcolm C. Salaman. Text by Charles Holme. London: The Studio Ltd, 1916.
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