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Spitalfields Nippers - Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England, these images of poverty stricken children show the horrible existences they had to endure just to survive.

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Street orphans, Victorian London. Photo from G.F.A. Best's ''Shaftesbury''. UK's government is reducing the standard of living by dismantling the Health Service, reducing/removing Benefits, selling off National assets, and taxing workers to pay more for far less. The fittest will survive, but going backwards isn't progress, and contradicts the concept of civilized society. Those implementing such deprivation are protected by their social and economic position from any ill effects to…

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from Mail Online

Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

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from the Guardian

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

Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s

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The Spitalfields Nippers...street children from London circa 1912, photographed by Horace Warner. These kids inspired the characters in Charles Dickens' novels.

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U.K. A photograph of a group of children drawing with chalk on the pavement, taken in London, November 1941 // by D H Calcraft for the Daily Herald.

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Ken Russell's London...The director of Tommy and Women In Love was a freelance photographer before going into films. He lived in west London in the 1950s and made the area around Portobello and its inhabitants a favourite subject.

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Youngsters play on the corner of Great Titchfield Street and Clipstone Street in front of the Post Office Tower, later the BT Tower, in 1965.

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from the Guardian

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

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