/Victorian-era London slum children. KIDS NOWADAYS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO WITHOUT.....Thank goodness, even though they're annoying at times!                                                                                                                                                     More

/Victorian-era London slum children. KIDS NOWADAYS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO WITHOUT.....Thank goodness, even though they're annoying at times! More

Fisher woman, Whitby, England.  That net would have been very heavy!  Taken by Frank Meadows Sutcliffe, pioneering Victorian photographer.

Fisher woman, Whitby, England. That net would have been very heavy! Taken by Frank Meadows Sutcliffe, pioneering Victorian photographer.

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837 – 1899), better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography.

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837 – 1899), better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography.

Flower Seller. Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Flower Seller. Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Secret steps and lost lanes of Whitby brought to life (From Gazette & Herald) - Arguments Yard in Whitby in the 19th Century

Secret steps and lost lanes of Whitby brought to life (From Gazette & Herald) - Arguments Yard in Whitby in the 19th Century

Oxford Street, London, 1897. Can you just imagine Sherlock Holmes is the guy on the carriage? I can. Love 1850-1900 London.

Oxford Street, London, 1897. Can you just imagine Sherlock Holmes is the guy on the carriage? I can. Love 1850-1900 London.

Lovely atmospheric photograph of Waterloo Place, London in 1899 by the Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne

Lovely atmospheric photograph of Waterloo Place, London in 1899 by the Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne

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