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A Map Of London 1885 - News by Design

A Map Of London 1885

A rather charming map of the city of London and its boroughs from 1895.

Matchseller, Ludgate Hill: 1893

Matchseller: 1893, Paul Martin

Matchseller: 1893 by Paul Martin. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, and canvases. Museum of London

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London in the 1920's-street toy sellers, Holborn

The children show a great interest in the mechanical toys being sold by a hawker in Holborn. Gamages, a department store well known for its toy department is just across the way, but these are cheaper alternatives, although they may well cease to function after a very short while!

Poor Boy on the London Streets

Poor Boy on the London Streets

Jeffrey Blankfort - Leeds, England (alleyway between rowhouses, boys playing, dog), 1971

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Jeffrey Blankfort - Leeds, England (alleyway between rowhouses, boys playing, dog), 1971

Spitalfields Nippers, 1912

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Victorian London poor house family.

“Here they find helping hands” Or: The Victorian House of Charity

A couple of weeks ago the news was reporting that Westminster Council wanted to close soup kitchens to stop the homeless gathering there and, in effect, making the place look messy. This story put me in mind of a few pieces of Victorian Journalism I have read on the subject of the homeless – there are many out there – and I had a look through my little collection and found this 1870 piece, ‘The Terrible Sights of London and Labours of Love in the Midst of Them’ by Thomas Archer. Whilst many…

Farringdon Rd book market. 1930's

Book Runners

I’ve never met Martin Stone, legendary book-runner, but I’ve wanted to interview him since I first heard about him—I can’t exactly remem...

Seen for the first time in over a century, these are a series of portraits taken around 1900 at the Working Lads Institute, known today as the Whitechapel Mission. After my first visit with Colin O’Brien to take portraits at the Mission on Easter Tuesday, I returned this week to select these glass plates from the archive.

Whitechapel Lads

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

PennyWise: May Day Tea

May Day Tea

The approach of May Day always transports me back to grade school where the holiday was celebrated with much fanfare and festivity. Attending an all girls school, we could revel in this day featuring flowers, romance, ribbons and new outfits with unabashed exuberance. The May Queen and her court were chosen from among the students and ceremoniously crowned as groups of girls danced around a May pole weaving intricate patterns from colorful garland. Of course that was more than a few years…

The Horrific World of England's Workhouse (Full Documentary)

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