Alamy logo

Portrait of a Water Carrier. Water was provided to individual households by carriers, commonly called "cobs," whose business it was to deliver water from the river or conduits to customers. Some water carriers went about the streets carrying a large tankard on their shoulders, others would carry two 3-gallon wooden tubs hanging from a shoulder-yoke. London's water carriers were organized into a guild or union. About the year 1600, a petition was presented to the House of Commons by the water-tankard bearers of London in which it is stated that they and their families numbered 4,000

Portrait of a Water Carrier. Water was provided to individual households by carriers, commonly called "cobs," whose business it was to deliver water from the river or conduits to customers. Some water carriers went about the streets carrying a large tankard on their shoulders, others would carry two 3-gallon wooden tubs hanging from a shoulder-yoke. London's water carriers were organized into a guild or union. About the year 1600, a petition was presented to the House of Commons by the water-tankard bearers of London in which it is stated that they and their families numbered 4,000 Stock Photo
Preview

Image details

Contributor:

De Luan / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

PKG3K2

File size:

37.5 MB (1.6 MB Compressed download)

Releases:

Model - no | Property - noDo I need a release?

Dimensions:

3000 x 4364 px | 25.4 x 36.9 cm | 10 x 14.5 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

3 September 2018

Location:

London, UK

More information:

This image is a public domain image, which means either that copyright has expired in the image or the copyright holder has waived their copyright. Alamy charges you a fee for access to the high resolution copy of the image.

This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

Save up to 30% with our image packs

Pre-pay for multiple images and download on demand.

View discounts