Victorian London

Victorian London

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East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

The Real Ripper Street - Whitechapel, London, UK

The Real Ripper Street - Whitechapel, London, UK

Francis J. Walters, Undertakers, 811 Commercial Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

Francis J. Walters, Undertakers, 811 Commercial Rd from Philip Mernick’s East London Shopfronts

Photographs of street life in 1870s Victorian London

Photographs of street life in 1870s Victorian London

In London's East End in 1888, a serial killer named Jack the Ripper is said to have killed and mutilated five women, some of whom were thought to be prostitutes. Although police gathered many suspects, the killer remained elusive and the case is still unsolved. From the How Stuff Works article "How Jack the Ripper Worked."

How Jack the Ripper Worked

In London's East End in 1888, a serial killer named Jack the Ripper is said to have killed and mutilated five women, some of whom were thought to be prostitutes. Although police gathered many suspects, the killer remained elusive and the case is still unsolved. From the How Stuff Works article "How Jack the Ripper Worked."

White Horse Tavern Exterior | Stephen Gardner

White Horse Tavern Exterior | Stephen Gardner

Commercial Road, London, late 1800s.

Commercial Road, London, late 1800s.

Social trading: Before ebay, small businesses frequently moved door to door, establishing their credibility through the advocacy of their customers much like ebay does today. This photo is from Bishopsgate Institute and shows a street fishmonger whose business was along Whitechapel road in London. Taken in 1876 by photographer John Thompson.

Sweeps, nomads, quacks and crawlers: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London captured on camera in the 1870s

Social trading: Before ebay, small businesses frequently moved door to door, establishing their credibility through the advocacy of their customers much like ebay does today. This photo is from Bishopsgate Institute and shows a street fishmonger whose business was along Whitechapel road in London. Taken in 1876 by photographer John Thompson.

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