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Amazing shots of East End street kids in Victorian London. A young girl cuddles with a cat. Horace Warner took these pictures of the children he called "Spitalfields nippers", each one as bursting with character as the last.

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

Spitalfields Nippers: the Photography of Horace Warner http://spitalfieldslife.com/2014/06/29/an-astonishing-photographic-discovery/

Around photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London - creating relaxed, intimate imag.

Up until the 20th century, London was filled with squalid slums known as Rookeries. The most famous was in St Giles, though other Rookeries include Rosemary Lane and Jacob's Island in Bermondsey, where Dickens's Oliver Twist villain Bill Sykes meets his end.

Richard Guard's 'Lost London'

Up until the century, London was filled with squalid slums known as Rookeries. The most famous was in St Giles, though other Rookeries include Rosemary Lane and Jacob's Island in Bermondsey, where Dickens's Oliver Twist villain Bill Sykes meets his end.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recre

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.

1910 - London dockers children, living in rat infested slums, surviving on discarded fish heads and tails from Billingsgate Fish Market. Their Fathers went on strike for a minimum wage of 6d per hour (£1.50 per week)

Typical England 1910 - London dockers children, living in rat infested slums, surviving on discarded fish heads and tails from Billingsgate Fish Market. Their Fathers went on strike for a minimum wage of per hour per week)

Old Bermondsey - Pictures of Bermondsey & Rotherhithe

London, showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the People.

Old Photo - Slum Dwellings-Slum housing in Camberwell. Taken from a book by Wal Hannington. Source: The Problem of the Distressed Areas, 1937

Old Photo - Slum Dwellings-Slum housing in Camberwell. Taken from a book by Wal Hannington. Source: The Problem of the Distressed Areas, 1937

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