Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s / London

This little girl named Adelaide Springett, was so ashamed of her tattered boots, that she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books,

An Astonishing Photographic Discovery | Spitalfields Life

Spitafields Nippers - photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Animals you may not have known existed

Animals you may not have known existed

An Astonishing Photographic Discovery | Spitalfields Life

Spitafields Nippers - photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Poverty in liverpool. Poor little mites :-(

In the light of Russia's crushing poverty, Leo Tolstoy abandons art for a decade to concentrate on moral & religious writing, culminating in his 1882 essay, "So What Are We Then to Do?

Poor children would arrive into homes with all their worldly possessions, which usually amounted to very little. One little girl at the Rose Cottage Home in Dickleburgh arrived clutching only 'a chestnut and a penny'.

'Waif' girl, c. A homeless girl, wearing ragged clothing, as she looked when first taken into the care of the Waifs and Strays Society.

Spitalfields life, 1912

These photos were taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England. These photos were taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England.

Spitalfields 1912 photographed by Horace Warner

These photos were taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England. These photos were taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England.

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Around photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London - creating relaxed, intimate imag.

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'Waif' girl, c. A homeless girl, wearing ragged clothing, as she looked when first taken into the care of the Waifs and Strays Society.

An Astonishing Photographic Discovery | Spitalfields Life

Now amateur photographer Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children are being printed for the first time, giving a glimpse into a forgotten world

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

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