Covent Garden Labourers From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith.

Covent Garden Labourers From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith.

Chimney Sweep, London, England, 1877 (John Thomson)

Chimney Sweep, London, England, 1877 (John Thomson)

Old Furniture. From Street Life in London, 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith. LSE Library via Flickr.

Old Furniture. From Street Life in London, 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith. LSE Library via Flickr.

The Cheap Fish of St-Giles. From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith. LSE Library via Flickr.

The Cheap Fish of St-Giles. From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith. LSE Library via Flickr.

The Independent Shoe-Black From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:

The Independent Shoe-Black From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:

Old London ice cream cart, 1876.

Old London ice cream cart, 1876.

A hansom (one of the most popular and maneuverable 19th century carriages, named after its inventor John Hansom) in London, 1877

Victorian life through a lens: Amazing 19th Century photos show backbreaking daily grind

A hansom (one of the most popular and maneuverable 19th century carriages, named after its inventor John Hansom) in London, 1877

Photo from "Street Life in London", published in 1876-7, consists of a series of articles by the radical journalist Adolphe Smith and the photographer John Thomson.

Photo from "Street Life in London", published in 1876-7, consists of a series of articles by the radical journalist Adolphe Smith and the photographer John Thomson.

The Sellers of Shell-fish From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:

The Sellers of Shell-fish From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:


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Street Doctor aka con-artist. Dr Watson would tell you to stay away.

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

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!

Destitute Woman and Baby, c.1876, London. This was a very common sight - no welfare then. It was either the street or the workhouse!

(27) victorian london | TumblrDrury Lane 1876

(27) victorian london | TumblrDrury Lane 1876

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The Strand in London 1900s Scott Pearson Naples, FL

Hammersmith bridge London 1910 by ADiamondFellFromTheSky, via Flickr

Hammersmith bridge London 1910 by ADiamondFellFromTheSky, via Flickr

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

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

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

London, 1889.  Looks like a painting.

London, 1889. Looks like a painting.

1bohemian: Crowded Bus Ride in 1865 - London

1bohemian: Crowded Bus Ride in 1865 - London

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