In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.

In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.

John Hill Morgan, OP08887. The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, 1866. A small nugget of grittier Victorian reality buried in the image. The shop window in the centre of the picture contains a sign reading “hair bought”: presumably one of the options for the poor of Bristol...

John Hill Morgan, OP08887. The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, 1866. A small nugget of grittier Victorian reality buried in the image. The shop window in the centre of the picture contains a sign reading “hair bought”: presumably one of the options for the poor of Bristol...

Fleet St., Victorian London, workplace of the tenacious reporter Henry Hales, whose investigation sparked the biggest scandal of the 1880s.

Fleet St., Victorian London, workplace of the tenacious reporter Henry Hales, whose investigation sparked the biggest scandal of the 1880s.


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A & J Bool, Old Houses in Wych Street (1876), formerly a continuation of Drury Lane, London, UK

A & J Bool, Old Houses in Wych Street (1876), formerly a continuation of Drury Lane, London, UK

Black and noisome, the road sticky with slime, and palsied houses, rotten from chimney to cellar, leaning together, apparently by the mere coherence of their ingrained corruption.

Black and noisome, the road sticky with slime, and palsied houses, rotten from chimney to cellar, leaning together, apparently by the mere coherence of their ingrained corruption.

"England", looks like a very poor neighborhood, and very old - look how worn the steps are

"England", looks like a very poor neighborhood, and very old - look how worn the steps are

Fleet St., Victorian London, workplace of the tenacious reporter Henry Hales, whose investigation sparked the biggest scandal of the 1880s.

Fleet St., Victorian London, workplace of the tenacious reporter Henry Hales, whose investigation sparked the biggest scandal of the 1880s.

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