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It is likely that these two men were born around the time of the early years of the United States. Daguerreotypes were very expensive, so only the wealthy could afford to have their portrait taken in this form

It is likely that these two men were born around the time of the early years of the United States. Daguerreotypes were very expensive, so only the wealthy could afford to have their portrait taken in this form

Squalor: Mrs M huddles with her four young children in the council house that they share with her husband in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. Their home has no bathroom, no hot water and the inside walls are running with damp. The children slept on sodden seat cushions covered by a couple of old ‘macs’. They are pictured in January 1969, when a thick layer of snow lay outside and the windows were broken

Nick Hedges’ Photographs for Shelter Children sleeping in the middle of winter, on two sodden seat cushions covered by a couple of old ‘macs’. There was no heating in the room, the snow lay thick outside and the windows were broken.

1890s children

Inmate at the Blackburn Orphanage