Old Vennel Off High Street, Glasgow - Thomas Annan (British, 1829–1887) 1868.

Old Vennel off High Street, Glasgow - Thomas Annan (British, when commercial photography was fairly new.

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, 1866. John Hill Morgan (b 1833), platinum print. This view was recorded five years before Steep Street, curving away to the left, was demolished and replaced by a realigned road, Colston Street. Steep Street existed in the medieval period when it was the main road from the centre of Bristol to Gloucester.

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, 1866 John Hill Morgan,

The Victorians liked to have their social classes clearly defined. The working class was divided into three layers, the lowest being 'working men' or labourers, then the ‘intelligent artisan’, and above him the ‘educated working man’. In reality, things were not so tidily demarcated.  Photo: Glasgow slum, 1868

Photo: Glasgow slum, 1868 Later than what I'm writing and in Glasgow, but you get the basic idea.

The Poor's Churchyard, Smithfield. c. 1877

Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market. You can see more pictures from the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in The Ghosts of Old London and In Search of Relics of Old London.

Rue Traversine (from the Rue d'Arras) Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris) Date: ca. 1868

Charles Marville (French, Paris Paris) Rue Traversine (from the Rue d’Arras) c.

Thomas Annan - Old Vennel in Glasgow (off High Street), 1868

Old Vennel off High Street, Glasgow - Thomas Annan (British, when commercial photography was fairly new.

An unidentified alley in Lambeth, London c. 1860’s. Uneven cobbles, walls jutting out and leaning as if about to collapse, and is that a costermonger’s barrow at the end of the alley?

[ABSOLUTELY PERFECT setting for Carriage en route to burglary AND Chase Scene!] An unidentified alley in Lambeth, London c. Uneven cobbles, walls jutting out and leaning as if about to collapse, and is that a costermonger’s barrow at the end of the alley?

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Rags, Bones, Bottles high-resolution photo

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Rags, Bones, Bottles ~ Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe ~ likely a movie set associated with the Famous Players Lasky

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