Arguments Yard. Whitby Yard This is seriously Dickensian.

c 1890 Arguments Yard Whitby North Yorkshire by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. There are more yards to be seen in the book "Whitby yards through time" by Alan Whitworth.

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street (Bristol?) How the other half lived during Victorian times

old london baked potato seller 1890

This is before my time but nevertheless fascinating: A vintage baked potato cart! A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.

Street life in London, 1876.

Life on the Thames, or as photographer John Thomson called it the 'Silent Highway.' Two sailors head down the river in a barge.

Mill wall, East London

barque 'Penang' in dry dock at Millwall 1932 - Unknown - Royal Museums Greenwich Prints

Bandits’ Roost, Mulberry Street, 1888 - photo by Jacob Riis

Jacob Riis Bandits’ Roost, Mulberry Street [New York], 1888 photo by Jacob Riis. Considered one of the most crime-ridden and dangerous area of New York City.

Row of houses, late 1800s London

Market Court, Kensington High Street, London typifies the squalor of many of the slum courtyards of urban Victorian England

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