The Spitalfields Nippers...street children from London circa 1912, photographed by Horace Warner. These kids inspired the characters in Charles Dickens' novels.

liquidnight: “ Horace Warner One of the Spitalfields Nippers Spitalfields, London, 1912 [via Spitalfields Life] ”

Spitalfields Nippers - it is my great delight to reveal these breathtaking photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. These pictures which have never been reproduced before, and have hardly been seen by anyone outside his immediate family, are published with the gracious permission of Horace Warner’s grandson, Ian McGilvray.

Spitafields Nippers - photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Spitafields Nippers - photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Spitafields Nippers - photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Rescued by the Spitalfields Trust along with the adjoining row of houses, the interior of this Georgian property has been restored to its former glory

I like this light grey for the panelling - could work well in the downstairs hall. Rescued by the Spitalfields Trust along with the adjoining row of houses, the interior of this Georgian property has been restored to its former glory

Ragamuffins: Annie, seven, and one-year-old Nellie, sit sad and hungry on sacking outside their home in Spitalfields

Nellie and Annie Lyons Born in 1901 and the ninth and sixth of 10 children of Annie Daniels and William Lyons, both street hawkers. Only half the Lyons children survived into adulthood

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

London East End: The pictures, taken by photographer Horace Warner 100 years ago in Spitalfields in London’s East End, were later used by social campaigners to illustrate the plight of the poorest children in London.

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