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If you study this picture of urchins in Victorian London closely, you will see several boys have swollen cheeks. A sign of mumps, or much more likely bribes in the form of gobstoppers to sit still while the long photographic process took place.

The cabinet of Doctor Darling: A place poised somewhere between gentle neglect and downright dereliction

East Ender in the London Blitz (George Rodger 1940)

Steel helmets were worn by all who could get them. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II London, 1940 // by George Rodger

Children on washing day.

For 100 years, they stayed hidden in family albums. Now amateur photographer Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children are being printed for the first time, giving a glimpse into a forgotten world

Victorian Street Life in London ~ Kuriositas

London ‘street doctor’, 1877 From 'Street Life in London’, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith: “The subject of the accompanying illustration is a vendor of cough lozenges and healing ointment.

Victorian Street Life in London ~ Kuriositas

Recruiting Sergeants From 'Street Life in London', by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith

Victorian Street Life in London ~ Kuriositas

Dramatic Shoe-Black A street trader and shoeshine in Victorian London. (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images).

Victorian Street Life in London ~ Kuriositas

Photographer: John Thomson The Cheap Fish Of St. Giles’s [Street Life in London] 1877 Woodburytype London School of Economics - Digital Library (via Accidental Mysteries, A Street Photographer of Century London: Observatory: Design Observer)

Victorian Street Life in London ~ Kuriositas

vintage everyday: Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era : A Victorian fancy wear dealer selling ornaments from his barrow. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)