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Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London - creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era.

Around photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London - creating relaxed, intimate imag.

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Children as young as 13 were making matches at London's Bryant & May factory, earning very little for 12-hour days in conditions which exposed them to "phossy jaw," an affliction caused by exposure to phosphorus. When an exposé about their horrific treatment was published, the company tried to tamp down the accusations—but this only led to a huge walkout. As a result, Bryant & May agreed to better working terms.

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Shared comment: Victorian match girls 1888 worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. Phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.

Cabaret de l'Enfer ("The Cabaret of the Inferno") and Cabaret du Ciel ("The Cabaret of the Sky"), Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre Paris. ☀

The awesomely insane Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris

The awesomely insane Heaven and Hell nightclubs of Paris Cabaret de l'Enfer ("The Cabaret of the Inferno") and Cabaret du Ciel ("The Cabaret of the Sky"), Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre Paris.

A world's record 384-pound black sea bass caught by Franklin Schenck of Brooklyn with rod and reel off Catalina Island, California, on August 17, 1900.

World's Record 384 pound black sea bass caught by Franklin Schenck of Brooklyn with rod and reel off Catalina Island, California on August

Sweeping a path across the filthy streets for a well‐dressed pedestrian could earn a few pennies, legally. Begging might make more illegally, especially if the beggar woman could use – even hire – a small child. Sometimes the children were blinded or maimed, to loosen the purse‐strings of passers‐by. Photo: Homeless woman in London, 1876-7 little Jo?

photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.

Escapologist.  Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

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Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early – in pictures

Mother Teresa and her brother.

This is NOT a photo of Mother Teresa and her Brother Frank. Maria Theresa Wegis was born September 1896 in Cuyama Valley, California. She was the first child of two German immigrants, Franz Sales Wegis and Bernhardine Wilde Wegis.

A sergeant drilling civilian members of the Women's Home Defence Corps, in the use of rifles during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

Jobs for the girls: Amazing vintage photographs provide a vivid snapshot of working life for British women during World War Two

Mum's army: A sergeant drilling civilian members of the Women's Home Defence Corps, in the use of rifles during the Battle of Britain in 1940

Elizabeth Thorn | Her obituaries say merely that she witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. ... They did not report how she did her duty in the aftermath of the battle.  Working almost entirely without help, in the heat and storms of that July, among the rotting corpses of men and horses, she dug graves in the rocky soil and buried over one hundred soldiers.

The Angel of Gettysburg: Elizabeth Thorn: 1863

Elizabeth Thorn witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. They did not report how she did her duty in the aftermath of the battle and dug graves in the rocky soil and buried over one hundred soldiers.

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