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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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Washing Day, Horace Warner’s photograph of children boiling up hot water for laundry

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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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1967. How do you begin to describe the joy visiting Spitalfieldslife? A wonderful way to fall for London again. Updated daily. The Gentle Author is the first thing I read each day.

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