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Maritime Image of the Day: “The Lump – Dockers Waiting for Work”

Black and white photo of men, all wearing caps, in a crowd waiting to get work. One man looking at the camera

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Historically, dock work in England, as elsewhere, was back-breaking, poorly paid work with little or no job security. This lack of job security is captured in today’s “Maritime Image of the Day” by Colin Jones, a highly respected British photographer. What made things so precarious for the dockers back in the day was the casual labor system …

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