Bow Cemetery- London, opened in 1841. Within 50 years a quarter million people were buried here / photo by Duncan George.

Many setting for Gothic literature took place in a cemetery. This picture also shows emotion and could set the mood for the story. Bow Cemetery- London, opened in Within 50 years a quarter million people were buried here / photo by Duncan George.

A family making hairbrushes at home in the East End, c. 1900.

A family making hairbrushes at home in the East End, c. Another family living in dreadful conditions - look at the filthy floor, the children's clothes and the lack of good furniture.

The rope makers of Stepney c1900 | Spitalfields Life

The rope makers of Stepney, 1900 (Spitalfields Life). Up until the late C, rope making was a major industry in London at the time of sailing ships with the very long ropes needed for their sails.

London, Match Seller, Greenwich 1884

Match Seller, Greenwich London victorian era london was a very harsh environment for young children living in poverty

Row of houses, late 1800s London

London Slum Market Court, Kensington Who would have thought there once was a slum in an area that now has Harrods and Harvey Nichols in it?

Making their own fun: Children skip and play around a lamp post.  A curious photo archivist from Newcastle stumbled on an amazing treasure trove of street photographs which capture the city's Victorian residents going about their daily lives.      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2122864/Pictures-times-past-Photographs-discovered-abandoned-box-fascinating-insight-19th-Century-city-life-Britain.html#ixzz1qiuwYc7P

Pictures of times past: Forgotten photographs give a rare and fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in Britain

Street life of Newcastle - The images strongly resemble the work of late century North East photographer Edgar G Lee.

Cheapside Street in London, c. 1895

Rare color photograph of a London Street in 1900 (via London in end of the Victorian Era. )This is Cheapside in the city of London. Statue is Sir Robert Peel.

Row of tenements, London late 1800s

Photographs Dickens’s Victorian London Oxford Arms around a typical example of a galleried inn and finally demolished in 1876

An alley in the Whitechapel area of London in the 1880s (THE ELEPHANT MAN)

The people of Whitechapel, London, England. The dirtiest, and most ruthless part of the richest town in Victorian Europe. The Real Whitechapel

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