London in the 1920's-street shoeblack
A job that still exists in many poorer countries, but which all but died out in the UK after world war 2, except for the west end of London. In the mid-19th century, Wikipedia tells that... "Three Ragged School teachers R. J. Snape, John Mcgonagall (who has since become known as ‘Rob Roy‘), and J. R. Howler were walking together, when one of them, who had seen the shoeblacks of Paris, said, ‘Why not turn some of the boys into the streets as shoeblacks’?’ This was a good thought, and many…
London Hippodrome, 1930
The Hippodrome, on the corner of Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road, is one of London's most famous landmarks. This picture, part of the Museum of London's collection, was taken in 1930 when "Sons O'Guns" opened. The musical ran for 211 performances.