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If you study this picture of urchins in Victorian London closely, you will see several boys have swollen cheeks. A sign of mumps, or much more likely bribes in the form of gobstoppers to sit still while the long photographic process took place

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys). Their sad faces breaks my heart.

One of the earliest photographs recording a London industry, this picture is one of a series taken by Geoffrey Bevington, a leather merchant and tanner from Bermondsey. Bermondsey was the capital's leather processing centre, and these pictures were displayed at the Bevington and Sons' stand at the 1862 International Exhibition

Dickens's London: in pictures

Photographs Dickens’s Victorian London. Leather merchant and tanner from Bermondsey, 1862 International Exhibition

The Saffron Hill Rookery where Dickens placed Fagins Den in the masterpiece that is Oliver Twist, London, 19th century.

The Saffron Hill Rookery where Dickens placed Fagins Den in the masterpiece that is Oliver Twist, London, century was the birthplace of a couple of my families

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

A miserable-looking child beggar is pictured in squalid conditions while wearing no shoes, circa 1900. The image is captioned 'Cinderella'

Harrowing images of Victorian beggars capture 19th century poverty

A miserable-looking child beggar is pictured in squalid conditions while wearing no shoes, circa The image is captioned 'Cinderella' new free bitpop single, "Workdaze": on at tiny.

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