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.

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