Stuarts Abstract Art

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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.

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys). Their sad faces breaks my heart.

These stunning black and white pictures show the history of young children playing sports on the streets of London. Without the technology of today, these images dating back to the 1920s show young friends entertaining themselves with a simple pair of dice or a ball and piece of chalk to mark out a set of goalposts. One of the earliest pictures, taken in December 1920 in Shadwell, shows two boys boxing barefoot in the street watched by a crowd of their friends.

These stunning black and white pictures show the history of young children playing sports on the streets of London. Without the technology of today, these images dating back to the show young friends entertaining themselves with a simple pair of dic

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

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson Cast-Iron Billy - “forty-three years on the road and more, and but for my rheumatics, I feel almost as hale and hearty as any man could wish .

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)