Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.
. Victorian match girl 8 teen 88 the conditions from very bad they worked 14 hours today with little pay the materials used to make the matches with have them lose their hair, teeth fall out, yellowing of their skin... very bad condition