Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph by Horace Warner. He took many intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early

Poverty liverpool

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?

Antique Victorian Children's Baby Newborn 5 3 Button Up Leather Boots Shoes | eBay

Antique Victorian Children's Baby Newborn ~ 5 & 3 Button Up Leather Boots Shoes

Antique Victorian Children's Baby Newborn ~ 5 & 3 Button Up Leather Boots Shoes

children's 1850 | Victorian Children's Dresses

Zouave is the jumper-and-leggings equivalent for the in my uneducated opinion.

A family making hairbrushes at home in the East End, c. 1900.

A family making hairbrushes at home in the East End, c. Another family living in dreadful conditions - look at the filthy floor, the children's clothes and the lack of good furniture.

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100 Years Ago–Bursting the Bubble

Victorian boy in sailor suit . - Sailor suits were popular for boys in the century; this one here also has the skirting that was still seen in clothing for small boys of the time.

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