Washing the doorstep in Shap St with the Fellows Court Estate beyond, 1974. (Copyright Hackney Archives Department)

Washing the doorstep in Shap St with the Fellows Court Estate beyond, (Copyright Hackney Archives Department) London

Photo taken around 1925, The photo was taken in the East End of London and that probably means he's from the slums, a poor family, or perhaps no family. The Wall Street crash and subsequent great depression are just a few years away, but if he survives until 1939, he'll then be about 23 years old, so he'll most likely join the army.

Most of the pictures here come from the triple volume Wonderful London, with many of them by photographer Donald McLeish.

The High Days & Holidays of Old London

“Walls ice cream vendor, Acton It is now officially hot enough to complain how hot it is.

The East End in the Afternoon

East End in the afternoon, as photographed by newspaper artist Tony Hall in the nineteen sixties while wandering with his camera in the quiet hours between shifts on The Evening News in Fleet St.

Ormsby St before demolition, 1978 – note the photographer’s blackboard on the window ledge. (City of London, London Metropolitan Archives)

Ormsby St before demolition, 1978 – note the photographer’s blackboard on the window ledge. (City of London, London Metropolitan Archives)

The High Days & Holidays of Old London

People Feeding the Pigeons Outside St Paul's Cathedral City of London England in 1910

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