Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s

Spitalfields Nippers: Annie, seven, and one-year-old Nellie, sit sad and hungry on sacking outside their house in Spitalfields. They were among ten children born to single mother Annie Daniels. Five of their siblings died in childhood

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, England 1866

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, England 1866 [[MORE]] Some detail: John Hill Morgan (b platinum print. “R Holloway Dealer in Marine Stores” Locals would have called this a “rag and bone shop”.

Matchgirls participating in a strike against Bryant & May in London, 1888. The strike was caused by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus.

Shared comment: Victorian match girls 1888 worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. Phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.

Whitechapel ~ 1888

- the year of the Jack the Ripper murders and a group of children huddle by the wall in a Whitechapel slum.

The Tabard Inn, Borough High Street, London. First established in 1307 and destroyed by fire in the 17th Century.

The Tabard Inn, Borough High Street, London. "First established in 1307 and destroyed by fire in the Century." This can't be the original Inn, as they did not have photography in the c. Maybe they rebuilt it?

Ludgate Hill, City of London; showing the long departed railway bridge. This was replaced by the Snow HIll tunnel taking the Thameslink line from Farringdon to Blackfriars under rather than over Ludgate Hill, revealing the view of St. Pauls in background.

Ludgate Hill, City of London showing the long departed railway bridge. This was replaced by the Snow HIll tunnel taking the Thameslink line from Farringdon to Blackfriars under rather than over Ludgate Hill, revealing the view of St.

Mr Gorton's chemist, 146 Whitechapel Rd, London, 1900

Mr Gorton's chemist, 146 Whitechapel Rd, London, My great grandfather's shop.

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