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A very early daguerreotype of London. Parliament Street from Trafalgar Square, 1839 (the first year of the daguerreotype), photographed by M. de Ste. Croix.

The Passion of Former Days: Daguerreotype Views

Rising Sun Public House, 46 Tottenham Court Road, 17 Dec 1897

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A fascinating late Victorian view of Brunel's London Paddington station before it was extended on the east side with a fourth roof span. The train is in platform 6 and the view is towards the buffer stops.

The Gentle Author’s Lantern Shows

Piccadilly c 1900

Coaching inns were once found on every major thoroughfare in London but with the coming of the railways, many fell into disuse. This picture shows the Oxford Arms around 1875, a typical example of a galleried inn, which was later converted into tenements, and finally demolished in 1876.

Dickens's London: in pictures - Telegraph

London slum. Demolished in 1860.

Historical Indulgences

London victorian slums

Victorian Durham: Images of homes and houses

The Victorian Era, a time of great economic inequality and brutality towards the poor. God Bless Our Queen Victoria....

Victorian slums and its people

The East End Places of Note | The East End

Children sleeping on Mulberry St 1890Harold Evans, author of The American Century: People, Power and Politics (1998) pointed out: "Jacob Riis estimated that Dickensian London had 175,816 people living on every square mile of its worst slums but New York's Lower East Side by the nineties in contrast, had about 290,000 per square mile, making it perhaps the worst slum in the history of the Western world.... He records a tenement block with/1,324 Italian immigrants living in a total of 132 rooms.

This is believed to be a photograph of Millers Court in Dorset Street, where Jack The Ripper murdered one of his victims in November 1888

Boundary Street, Bethnal Green, 1890

Old Nichol St 1880s, a no go area

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Whole families lived in one room, sometimes sharing with other families. London, 1890-1900s

Victorian London Slums Streets

Once at the heart of one of London's most infamous rookeries or slums, Saffron Hill - located between Holborn and Clerkenwell - is forever associated with Charles Dickens' 1838 novel, Oliver Twist, and in particular with the arch criminal Fagin.

This is Dorset Street in Whitechapel, circa 1888. Millers Court is situated on the left of this photo - Millers Court was the site of Jack the Ripper's 5th canonical victim, Mary Jane Kelly.

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