Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Hmm... not sure there's a lot of happiness going on with this winter ensemble. ;)

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Hmm... not sure there's a lot of happiness going on with this winter ensemble. ;)

Ken Russell's London...The director of Tommy and Women In Love was a freelance photographer before going into films. He lived in west London in the 1950s and made the area around Portobello and its inhabitants a favourite subject.

Ken Russell's London...The director of Tommy and Women In Love was a freelance photographer before going into films. He lived in west London in the 1950s and made the area around Portobello and its inhabitants a favourite subject.

I remember many of my grandmother's photos being hand tinted like this, including my mum's wedding pictures! Beautiful!

I remember many of my grandmother's photos being hand tinted like this, including my mum's wedding pictures! Beautiful!

This is how I used to play as a kid.

Who needs a Playstation? Pictures of an age when happiness was a stick of chalk and a pair of mum's big shoes...

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