Erected in 1599, The Globe was London’s first theater built by and for actors. As one of seven shareholders in the company that commissioned it (not to mention the company’s chief playwright), Shakespeare probably had some say in the theater’s design. He wrote many of his plays, from Julius Caesar on, with this venue in mind. To quote the bard, "O for a muse of fire!" Henry V
Street Doctor From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith
Old Furniture From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith: "At the corner of Church Lane, Holborn, there was a second-hand furniture dealer, whose business was a cross between that of a shop and a street stall. The dealer was never satisfied unless the weather allowed him to disgorge nearly the whole of his stock into the middle of the street ... It was a celebrated resort for tramps and costers of every description."
Victorian match girls 1888. Worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.
The Jersey Lily - Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) British actress, mistress of King Edward VII and painted by Millais and Burne-Jones.