Photographs of London's Streets In 1877 - Business Insider These women sold flowers in Covent Garden. According to Smith, their children were trained to be sell flowers too so that if the mother died, the child could take over Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/photographs-of-londons-streets-in-1877-2013-11?op=1#ixzz2uOiHxfy5
Street Doctor aka con-artist. Dr Watson would tell you to stay away.
Gypsies in late 1870s Sinti and Roma - the Gypsies! Us www.HolocaustResearchProject.org
Destitute Woman and Baby, c.1876, London. This was a very common sight - no welfare then. It was either the street or the workhouse!
These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the 1800s when photography was in its infancy. Community Post: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London