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A London workhouse1880 - A Victorian Alphabet: I is for Infants, Industrialisation and Imagination


Celtic Iron Age stone head found near Claudy, UK dates ca. 200 BC - 200AD. The head was important to the ancient Celts because they considered it the seat of emotions. [paraphrase BBC NEWS]

from mirror

Victorian life through a lens: Amazing 19th Century photos show backbreaking daily grind

"Mush-Fakers" and Ginger-Beer Makers From 'Street Life in London', 1877. an arranged foto only, but the items are interesting

from Mail Online

Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago


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."


Speech by Elizabeth I - "I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England, too."