Unwanted babies for sale in 1940's Italy. Probably from unwed mothers, pverty-stricken families, or prostitutes.

History In Pictures ‏ Unwanted babies for sale in Italy. Probably from unwed mothers, poverty-stricken families, or prostitutes. ------ so apparently you didn't need the black market if you wanted to sell a baby in Italy

Just some utterly amazing photos of Victorian London!

The Ghosts of Old London. At the entrance to the Oxford Arms – the Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London was set up to save the Oxford Arms, yet it failed in the endeavour, preserving only this photographic record.

Brighton Swimming Club, 1853. Intriguing photo. The hats and poses, especially the one doing what looks like a yoga move.

Brighton Swimming Club 1853 Love the tall tall hats! Pretty racy for the time! What a hoot!

Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields  This should be a set of photographs.

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

Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields This should be a set of photographs.

A young girl cuddles with a cat. [Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901]   Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A young girl cuddles with a cat

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

liquidnight:Horace Warner “ One of the Spitalfields Nippers Spitalfields, London, 1912 [via Spitalfields Life] ”

Ghosts of London - find the people hiding in the photograph.  #socialmedia #training

henripix: “ The Ghosts of Old London Above: A woman turns the corner into Wych St. Below: A relaxed gathering in Drury Lane.

Fleet St., Victorian London

Old houses, Fleet Street, This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part of a per.

J. Sainsbury pre-1900

Sainsbury Wonderfully busy window displays and a team of helpers pose for the photographer.

Old woman who inhabited the alleys off Fleet St. Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

“An Old Clothes Shop in St Giles”, 1876, Victorian London captured on camera in the 1870s

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson An Old Clothes Shop, St Giles - “As a rule, secondhand clothes shops are far from distinguished in their cleanliness, and are often the fruitful medium for the propagation of fever, smallpox &c.

A Paris horse cab driver enjoying a glass of his favorite beverage. Note the early taximeter.

- From a postcard, date unknown A Paris horse cab driver enjoying a glass of his favorite beverage. Note the early taximeter.

Korean Girl made Homeless by the War, Seoul, Korea, 1904, photo by Jack London

In 1904 author Jack London went to Asia and covered the Russo-Japanese War as reporter/photographer. 1904 korean refugee of that war.

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