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Another Lambeth picture, this time of the Thames foreshore where many people found work as labourers or sailors, shortly before the building of the Albert Embankment in 1866-9. It is part of a collection of images by William Strudwick, which are among the only surviving mid 19th-century images of a London working class district.

Dickens's London: in pictures

Another Lambeth picture, this time of the Thames foreshore where many people found work as labourers or sailors, shortly before the building of the Albert Embankment in 1866-9. It is part of a collection of images by William Strudwick, which are among the only surviving mid 19th-century images of a London working class district.

London underground in the 1890s.    Most people don’t realize how abundant advertisements were in 19th century London. This photograph is a great example of why the Victorian era was considered the beginning of modernity.

London underground in the 1890s. Most people don’t realize how abundant advertisements were in 19th century London. This photograph is a great example of why the Victorian era was considered the beginning of modernity.


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Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

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

Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

Black and noisome, the road sticky with slime, and palsied houses, rotten from chimney to cellar, leaning together, apparently by the mere coherence of their ingrained corruption.

Black and noisome, the road sticky with slime, and palsied houses, rotten from chimney to cellar, leaning together, apparently by the mere coherence of their ingrained corruption.

"England", looks like a very poor neighborhood, and very old - look how worn the steps are

"England", looks like a very poor neighborhood, and very old - look how worn the steps are