A 19th Century street scene - London - the horse-drawn omnibus was an early form of public transport

A Century street scene, London England. The horse-drawn omnibus was an early form of public transportation.

Women in an opium den, late 1800s  (Lounge in a luxurious bed, and they bring you drugs... how definitively BAD is that?]

akirak: black-pool: liquidnight: Women Using Opium, Circa United States, Photographer unknown From A Morning’s Work: Medical Photographs from the Burns Archive & Collection, [For billyjane]

Fleet Street, 1894. Horses had not yet been replaced by cars.

London, England: Fleet Street, Horses had not yet been replaced by cars. Even then they drove forward on the left side of the street.

19th Century London Street Photography by John Thomson

19th Century London Street Photography by John Thomson

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson Cast-Iron Billy - “forty-three years on the road and more, and but for my rheumatics, I feel almost as hale and hearty as any man could wish .

The McDonald Mansion's Gentlemen's Parlor. The large-scale Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper adapts an 1880s pattern by William Morris that was first commissioned for St. James' Palace in London. #bradburywallpaper

The Gentlemen's Parlor of the McDonald Mansion, Oakland CA, built I adore the wallpaper, and the molding and design of the ceiling are fabulous.

London Poor: 19th Century London street children huddle together for warmth and safety.

London Poor: Century London street children huddle together for warmth and safety. Tanner knows exactly how these children feel.

John Thompson, 19th Century Street Photographer. London

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson Public Disinfectors - “They receive sixpence an hour for disinfecting houses and removing contaminated clothing and furniture, and these are such busy times that they often work twelve hours a day.

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