Lot's of great photos (and contemporary commentary) of 1870's London at the site.
These are contemporary with Mayhew's great book, London Labor and the London Poor
, and I'm almost certain they illustrated one edition, because I've seen all of these before.
A macabre sidelight to the picture of the Roma in their caravan - the woman on the left was murdered a few weeks later.
posted on 04/01/2012 5:06:02 AM PDT
(Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
The guy in the pic looks like a young Teddy Kennedy.
To: PhilosopherStone1000; SWAMPSNIPER
posted on 04/01/2012 5:28:55 AM PDT
Seeing all those carts/wagons reminded me of something from my childhood. In 1950’s Lyons, Illinois there was a guy who pulled his cart around town sharpening knives, scissors, etc., on a foot operated grindstone.
posted on 04/01/2012 6:05:30 AM PDT
by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
(The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
I am addicted to the Daily Mail. Love it.
Anyhow, the comments by the Brits are maddening. I find them to be one of the most vile people the world over.
posted on 04/01/2012 6:27:00 AM PDT
(Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
Rough living back...the horses looked malnourshed
The children working on the street...bet the smell
of the city would knock a person of today backwards
posted on 04/01/2012 8:39:24 AM PDT
by Harold Shea
(RVN `70 - `71)
Child labor was the big things back then.
Poverty was seen as the normal status of human beings. Anyone who wasn’t poor had worked at it.
posted on 04/01/2012 10:28:51 AM PDT
(The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
To: PhilosopherStone1000; a fool in paradise
Photos from the 1870s? How’s that possible? That was before cellphones had cameras in them!
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