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.
10 London Vintage Stores That NEED To Be On Your Radar
When an East London vintage store gets so big that is has outposts across Sweden, you know it’s a high roller. We still love the original, based in a no-longer-used dairy just off Brick Lane. The hand-picked pieces span the 20th Century, and if you like your swag with a hefty dose of rock ’n’ roll, this is the place to head on pay day. Beyond Retro, 110-112 Cheshire St, E2 6EJ; 020 7613 3636.