'The letter', photographed in London by Cecil Beaton, 1940.

the letter, 1940 society photographer cecil beaton took many photographs of bombed-out london, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided, © cecil beaton, from london. portrait of a city.

1910.  Children in London

Typical England 1910 - London dockers children, living in rat infested slums, surviving on discarded fish heads and tails from Billingsgate Fish Market. Their Fathers went on strike for a minimum wage of per hour per week)

Big Ben, #London c. 1900.....R.Davies & Son, Little Nightrider Street, London..Wonderful Image..

Big Ben, London, c. 1900s

Children in the Victorian Age JUST THINK MAYBE A FEW MONTHS OF THIS FOR THE KIDS OF TODAY? YA THINK MAYBE THE ENTITLEMENT ATTITUDE WOULD GO AWAY?

The Victorian era Society Facts: Upper Class, Middle Class, Working Class, Child Labour, Women's Role. Evidences from Victorian times

The Kardomah Cafe, outfitted as an air raid shelter during wartime, Fleet St, London, England, November 15, 1939.

The Kardomah Cafe, Outfitted As An Air Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

The Kardomah Cafe of Fleet Street, outfitted as a public air raid shelter as an attraction during wartime, London/November

3rd March 1943: A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. March 1943 (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

3rd March 1943: A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A Stirling bomber in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City during 'Wings for Victory' week, in an area cleared of bombed buildings. March 1943 (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The mail always gets through! Postman during the London blitz 1940 #WW2 #world war #britain

collective-history: “A British Postman on his rounds, London Blitz 1940 ”

Life goes on in London, 1941. London blitz. My mother and her family lived through the Blitz as London's East End was bombed into non-existence. They lost their home and almost everything they owned, but life did go on. The British truly stood shoulder to shoulder, helping each other to survive with courage and a "stiff upper lip".

A milkman delivering on a London street devastated during a German bombing raid. My Grandfather was a milk man in London at this time.

1813 Cavendish Square street scene from Ackermann's Repository. Other London street views from Ackermann's can be found at http://www.ekduncan.com/2011/10/regency-england-london-street-views.html#

Regency History: Regency period London in Pride and Prejudice (Grosvenor Square from Ackermann's Repository,Mar

Cavendish Square in 1820

Another early view of Cavendish Square, the location of Rivers' London house.

24 Wigmore Street, Westminster, London, England, 1896, Lithograph. C. H. Worley.

24 Wigmore Street, Westminster, London, England, 1896, Lithograph. C. H. Worley

A Beautifully Detailed, Original Plan of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy. From the American Architect and Building News, June

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