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Covent Garden Labourers From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith.

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I'd a freebie day off work today, hurrah for Bank Holidays! And it was a lovely sunny one! I only had time to make this quickie, inspire...

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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."

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1912...In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London. (photographs by Horace Warner)

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Another Spitalfields Nipper of 1912 as photographed by Horace Warner #history #photography

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Colin O’Brien’s London Life... Rag Bone Man, 1959

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lancashire mill workers 1900 - Google Search

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Large Abstarct landscape Original Painting

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1895 Prisoners on a treadmill at Pentonville Prison

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Matchgirls participating in a strike against Bryant & May in London, 1888. The strike was caused by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus.

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