Drury Lane, 1876. Where is the muffin man?

Drury Lane, London, 1876 You know, where the Muffin Man lives!

Covent Garden Flower Women    From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thompson and Adolphe Smith

Covent Garden Flower Women - how the other half (or lived. A Woodburytype of flower sellers with their baskets, taken from 'Street Life in London' written by Adolphe Smith with photography by the Scottish photographer John Thomson

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Paul’s and Ludgate Hill London England by William Logsdail, circa 1884

An Old Clothes' Shop, Seven Dials.    Date: ca. 1876-1877  *The second hand trade has been around for centuries, I love this picture!

"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.

Wych Street, 1901. Wych Street is no longer there, but was a street in London, roughly where Australia House now stands on Aldwych. It ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point towards the southern end of Drury Lane. The street was demolished by the London County Council in around 1901, as part of the redevelopment that created the Kingsway and Aldwych.

Wych Street, London, 1901 (postcard shortly before its demolition)

Metropolitan District Railway construction, 1866.Victorian Photos Of The London Underground Being Built

The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway, Roofing over a cutting to form twin tunnels. The method of construction can clearly be seen, with five rings of brick arching being laid over two steel frames

Toy Seller, King William Street, London, 1884.

The Victorianist: : Photo

A group of ‘Pearlies’ from the 1900s. In the 19th century London was full of street traders known as costermongers or costers. In order to attract customers costers would decorate their clothes with mother of pearl buttons which were a common product manufactured in the East End of London. In the 1870s an orphaned road sweeper and rat catcher called Henry Croft took inspiration from this, covered a suit and top hat with pearl buttons and used the notoriety it gave him to raise money for…

vicfangirlguide: A group of ‘Pearlies’ from the In the century London was full of street traders known as costermongers or costers. In order to attract customers costers would decorate their clothes with mother of pearl buttons.

St Clement Danes, c. 1910

St Clement Danes, c.

Victorian street in London

25 Photos That Show How Much The Lower East Side Sucked

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