One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

Victorian Women Smoking

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. >> Whoa - a gang of female toughs.

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.

Victorian London: The Oxford Arms Inn which stood in a short lane leading out of the west side of Warwick Lane, where this photograph was taken from. The Inn was demolished in

Crowded Bus Ride in London, 1865

davelee: Number 25 bendy bus, packed as usual. What an awesome selection of vintage London shots. What a beautiful city! Crowded Bus Ride in 1865 - Vintage London: "Taking in the Smoke" - Photo Gallery - LIFE Magazine.

Bonnie these are the petticoats I tried to explain. Woman wore them below their garments in Victorian London

A Crinoline shop. A crinoline is a stiffened petticoat or skirt-shaped structure designed to support the skirts of a woman's dress

Old Vennel Off High Street, Glasgow - Thomas Annan (British, 1829–1887) 1868.

Old Vennel off High Street, Glasgow - Thomas Annan (British, when commercial photography was fairly new.

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

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,

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

Big Ben, London, c. 1900s

Queen Elizabeth Tower, London [c. 1900 R. Davies & Son, Little Nightrider Street, London].

Oxford Street, London, 1897. Can you just imagine Sherlock Holmes is the guy on the carriage? I can. Love 1850-1900 London.

Oxford Street, London, Can you just imagine Sherlock Holmes is the guy on the carriage?

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

Cock and Magpie Tavern (right), Drury Lane South side of street at intersection of Drury Ct. (today intersection of Drury Lane and Aldwych).

Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.

Women war workers - in pictures

vintage everyday: Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.

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