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.