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Children on Tenement Stairs ~ I know and understand that those were desperate times for many people but it saddens me even more to wonder why 10 minutes with a broom couldn't have made sitting on stairs and stoops just a bit more pleasant for those poverty stricken children - or anybody for that matter.

Children on tenement stairs (undated, probably century), from Columbia University's Community Service Society Collection.

ARTE CALLEJERO

The Living Wall: Russian street artist Nikita Nomerz turns derelict buildings into faces - Telegraph

Prostitution In The Victorian Era-Fearful women after the Jack The Ripper slayings. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Two young children huddle for comfort on the street. It was not uncommon for very young children to starve and die for lack of care and food.

1900 MALNOURISHED WOMEN WITH CHILDREN FILE 15530 MGA014424.jpg

Malnourished woman with children, 1900

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?

Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

For 100 years, they stayed hidden in family albums. 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

Ugly children, this photo is fun and sad. if someone truly put their kids there shame on them.

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 6d per hour (£1.50 per week)

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)

London's East End children of just 100 years ago lived in harsh conditions.

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

victorian slum children - Google Search

So touching.