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.

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.

Rare Pics Of The Infamous '50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

Rare Pics Of The Infamous '50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

London, 1950. Love the Teddy Girl style. Can replicate with brogues + socks, pants (e.g. checked Cue pants or crop Dotti navy trousers), button-down shirt. No / natural makeup, plain hair or messy high bun or loose braided bun. Not sure about the rolled trousers - do they make this outfit?

London, 1950. Love the Teddy Girl style. Can replicate with brogues + socks, pants (e.g. checked Cue pants or crop Dotti navy trousers), button-down shirt. No / natural makeup, plain hair or messy high bun or loose braided bun. Not sure about the rolled trousers - do they make this outfit?

Word! A-line, Patent, Checked, as long as it's mini we're in! #Topshop

Word! A-line, Patent, Checked, as long as it's mini we're in! #Topshop

Girls on the street in Swinging London, 1966. Matching collarless jacket and A-line skirt

Girls on the street in Swinging London, 1966. Matching collarless jacket and A-line skirt

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