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)
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)
Victorian Sweep 'The Temperance Sweep' and a barefooted boy small enough to fit inside narrow passages. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life in London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images).
photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.