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Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London, showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889).


Little Collingwood Street, Bethnal Green 1900, by John Galt. Galt worked as a missionary for the methodist London City Mission. He took photographs in the East End to illustrate lectures which he gave up and down the country to raise funds for the mission’s work. The photographs were taken primarily to show that those whom the mission sought to help, though poor, were nevertheless worthy of salvation.


Londoners take shelter during a German bombing during the Blitz. This photo is of Bethnal Green Underground Tube Station, which could accommodate up to 7,000 people during an air raid. #London |