peterfromtexas: “ The smallest shop in London - a shoe salesman with a square meter shoe store, 1900 ”
Old London Town
A house in Camden Street London, taken nearly a century ago
London, Lewisham, Clock Tower 1900's. Lewisham clock tower was erected to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee of 1897. The tower nearly survived a century in its original location, but was slightly moved in 1995 to fit in with the refashioning of the High Street and other main roads.
Boundary Street in the Old Nichol, Shoreditch, London, 1890. The “evil” reputation of the Old Nichol owed much to Arthur Morrison’s fictionalised account of it in A Child of the Jago, 1896. (wiki)
East End Photographs and Drawings - Page 46 - Casebook Forums. 1895, Brick Lane, London's East End.
The men's ward. The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex - I am not surprised disease was rife, the beds are crammed in and sanitary arrangements were at best basic.
SMITH'S "ANCIENT TOPOGRAPHY OF LONDON" 1815. Drawn in 1814.
the Gorton family - 4th Generation-- Once at the heart of one of London's most infamous rookeries or slums, Saffron Hill - located between Holborn and Clerkenwell - is forever associated with Charles Dickens' 1838 novel, Oliver Twist, and in particular with the arch criminal Fagin.