London, Hot Chestnut Seller - an early photo

Hot Chestnut Seller - London Life - date?

An ice cream seller - UK - 26 August 1935

Aunt Rose, The Muffin Man. An ice cream seller - UK - 26 August 1935

Assembling matchboxes at home 1900

Assembling matchboxes at home, London 1900

Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers' who where the world's first police force.

Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers' who where the world's first police force. At one point there were night watchmen employed by the City of London.

Flower girl at Victoria Station (1927). Eat your heart out Eliza Doolittle!

Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Bread seller. Ca. 1870.  Victorian occupation

Bread seller for someone who’s in the village scene

What an amazing old picture! West of Farringdon Road | British History Online

West of Farringdon Road London

Gas Fitters. Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

Spitalfields nippers - Children on washing day

Castle St Seven Dials 1880's delivering gallons of beer & Porter to the 14 Pubs on the Street / LONDON

Castle St Seven Dials delivering gallons of beer & Porter to the 14 Pubs on the Street / LONDON

Heal And Son Limited, Courtyard, 195-199 Tottenham Court Road, London 25 Mar 1897

Heal And Son Limited, Courtyard, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Greater London

A group of match-girls in 1888, the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike.

A group of match-girls in the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike. (THE ELEPHANT MAN)

Green grocer's shop, London c1900. Again, not Dublin but a familiar scene none the less.

London greengrocers in 🌹

Gold Beaters. Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Covent Garden Flower Women, 1877 / Victorian London, 1877                                                                                                                                                                                 More                                                                                                                                                                                 More

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Chimney sweep, before child labor laws outlawed the work of such young children.

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Chimney sweep, before child labor laws outlawed the work of such young children. The men and women who worked tirelessly to pass the child labor laws allowed these children a chance to go to school.

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