Ragamuffins: Annie, seven, and one-year-old Nellie, sit sad and hungry on sacking outside their house in Spitalfields. They were among ten children born to single mother Annie Daniels. Five of their siblings died in childhood
Gustave Doré and Blanchard Jerrold, ‘London: A Pilgrimage’ // Yet another engraving from this 1872 book; the view overlooking dozens of tiny Victorian "gardens" (or what passed for them, for the lower classes). Love the use of light and shadow, the oppressive walls and stone.