London street scene, 1912. A newsboy holds a broadside reading, "Titanic Disaster Great Loss of Life."

London street scene, 1912. A newsboy holds a broadside reading, "Titanic Disaster Great Loss of Life."

A deserted street in London after an air raid during the 2nd World War, 1940. Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures.

Blitz Britain: Amazing colour pictures of London under siege from Nazi bombers during World War II

A deserted street in London after an air raid during the 2nd World War, 1940. Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures.

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

Matchgirls participating in a strike against Bryant & May in London, 1888. The strike was caused by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus.

Matchgirls participating in a strike against Bryant & May in London, 1888. The strike was caused by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus.

An East End street, c. 1888. This is Jack the Ripper Land - right street, right time.

An East End street, c. 1888. This is Jack the Ripper Land - right street, right time.

London women employed as porters due to the shortage of men during World War I. Date taken:1915.

London women employed as porters due to the shortage of men during World War I. Date taken:1915.

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