1900-1906 - The Pompadour was a hangover from the Victorian era. This hairstyle was popular from the 1890s and is seen in the "Gibson girl" illustrations of the time. The style spilled over into the first years of the 20th century when large elaborately trimmed "Picture" hats continued to be worn. Women adopted the simpler Low Pompadour hairstyle for daily wear....
large 17th century old WORLD style map of London England fine art poster print
MAP OF LONDON Het is niet duidelijk waar deze plattegrond van Londen is gepubliceerd. Afgaande op het dubbelportret bovenaan de kaart, werd ze vermoedelijk pas na de troonsbestijging van stadhouder Willem III en Mary Stuart tot koning en koningin van Engeland uitgegeven. De kaart werd oorspronkelijk samengesteld door de Praagse tekenaar en graveur Wencesclaus Hollar (1607-1677). Hollar, een leerling van de beroemde Duitse graveur Mattheus Merian , was in verschillende Europese steden actief.
Little is known of Horace Warner and nothing is known of his relationship to the nippers. Only 30 of these pictures survive, out of 240 he took in 1912 of the Spitalfields Nippers, East End London. They originally accompanied the annual reports of the charitable Bedford Institute, Quaker St, Spitalfields as illustrations of poverty, "but that is not the sum total of these beguiling photographs...spirited images of something more subtle and compelling, the elusive drama of childhood itself."
Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.