Women's War Work 1914-1918. Mrs Rosanna Forster from Kent is a chimney sweep, carrying on her husband’s business while he serves abroad. Here, she walks along a road, her brooms over her shoulder.

Women’s War Work Mrs Rosanna Forster from Kent is a chimney sweep, carrying on her husband’s business while he serves abroad. Here, she walks along a road, her brooms over her shoulder.

Street vendor on Bethnal Green Road, London, 1952

Aunt Rose, The Muffin Man. A Jewish street vendor on Bethnal Green Road, East London

Magazine seller at Ludgate Circus 1893

Magazine Seller, Ludgate Circus, Photographer: Paul Martin Paul Martin was a pioneer of the use of the hand-held camera for taking candid street snaps

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Chimney sweeping developed as a necessary profession as a result of two innovations… the invention of the chimney and the use of coal as a fuel source for heating.

London in the 1920's-street flower seller, Victoria by Warsaw1948, via Flickr

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.

Milkman, Charing Cross Road, London, 1935

Wolf Suschitzky Milkman, Charing Cross Road, London, 1935 Milk was delivered daily to one’s door, in all weathers; the glass bottles were left outside the front door for collection.

1876 "The Streets of London" ... The Street Locksmith: 'There are several devoted to this business along the Whitechapel Rd, and each possesses a sufficient number of keys to open almost every lock in London'

Sweeps, nomads, quacks and crawlers: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London captured on camera in the 1870s

Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era - A street locksmith mending locks at his stall on the spot. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Camille Silvy (1834-1910). Street Musicians outside 38 Porchester Terrace, London

Camille Silvy Street Musicians outside 38 Porchester Terrace, London. This was taken outside his photographic studio. He was an early member of The Artists Rifles.

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