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 recre

1840 style vacuum coffee makers.

A steampunk coffee maker to give your kitchen that science laboratory vibe.but I'm don't drink coffee so I'm thinkin some kind of drink maker.

"William Hampton of the London Nomades, a group of travellers who were staying on vacant land in Battersea: 'Why what do I want with education? Any chaps of my acquaintance that knows how to write and count proper ain't much to be trusted into the bargain'", photo by John Thompson 1876-77

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

London Gypsies photographed by John Thomson in 1877 as part of a series entitled 'Street Life in London.' This photograph shows a friendly group gathered around a caravan.

The Adam and Eve pub is pictured  with three large multi-paned square windows, balconies on all three levels and rickety steps leading down to the shore. The establishment was demolished to make way for the Chelsea Embankment. The pub was famously sketched by the American artist James Whistler, who adopted London as his home. This picture shows how the area was more socially and economically diverse in 1860.  In the background Chelsea Old Church is visible

Lost London: Trove of some of the earliest photos ever taken show how Thames has changed in 150 years

The Adam and Eve pub is pictured with three large multi-paned square windows, balconies o.

Silk-weavers houses in Church Street, Spitalifields c1900. Note the wide attic windows, necessary to grab every minute of daylight. The London Dispensary is at No.21.

Silk-weavers houses in Church Street, Spitalifields Note the wide attic windows, necessary to grab every minute of daylight. The London Dispensary is at My Grandmother could be in this photo!

Through the heart of the old East End ran the road called Commercial Road,it was built to solve the problems of the cramped slums or rookeries. The 1840s was a time when the east End problem raised its head and ideas were put to solve it, the road which had been aimed largely at slum clearance remained a white elephant in the middle of the East End, life went on as before.

“A secondhand clothes seller at Newcastle cloth market reads as customers inspect her goods. A set of original glass negatives showing street scenes of century Newcastle found by Aaron Guy, who works at the city’s Mining Institute.

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