Victorian Sweep 'The Temperance Sweep' and a barefooted boy small enough to fit inside narrow passages. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life in London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images).
Old Furniture From 'Street Life in London', by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith: "At the corner of Church Lane, Holborn, there was a second-hand furniture dealer, whose business was a cross between that of a shop and a street stall.
Photographer: John Thomson The Cheap Fish Of St. Giles’s [Street Life in London] 1877 Woodburytype London School of Economics - Digital Library (via Accidental Mysteries, A Street Photographer of Century London: Observatory: Design Observer)
A Victorian street vendor selling ‘halfpenny ices’. Ice cream had first been made in the late century but it was only in the when reliable refrigeration methods had been developed, that it became a commercial success.
"Street Life in London" by John Thomson Public Disinfectors - “They receive sixpence an hour for disinfecting houses and removing contaminated clothing and furniture, and these are such busy times that they often work twelve hours a day.
Vintage : Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era :A Victorian shellfish stall holder selling oysters and whelks. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)