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.
The awesomely insane Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris
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.
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.
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.