The Life and Times of Bob Cratchit and Mary's Song

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These are my books, "The Life and Times of Bob Cratchit," which is a compelling, inspirational back story to the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," focusing primarily on the life of Robert Cratchit, Scrooge’s clerk and Mary's Song, the sequel to A Christmas Carol. You can find my books at www.DixieDistler.com. I hope you enjoy the many delightful images below.

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Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Portraits Victoriens, Foto Transfer, Kids Inspire, Victorian London, London Street, Interesting History

Spitalfields Nippers

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

A striking Charles Dickens (author of 'A Christmas Carol') is photographed circa 1850 in London in his late Writers And Poets, Oliver Twist, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Little Dorrit, English Writers, Portraits, Christmas Carol, Book Authors

Charles Dickens, London, ca.1850 [565 × 758]

Post with 398 views. Charles Dickens, London, ca.1850 [565 × 758]

Royalist Army Deserter Hand Brand Branding tools were sometimes used to permanently stamp or tattoo army deserters or criminals. This hand-shaped example was made by the British Army during the English Civil War The branding tool bears. Sun Tzu, Pena Capital, Roi Charles, King Charles, Medieval, Branding Tools, Bizarre, Interesting History, British History

Hand brand, for use on felons or deserters, England, 1642-1649

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A Street Doctor.Real life of Victorian London, c Taken by Photographer John Thompson & writer Adolphe Smith. some GREAT vintage photographs here ! Victorian London, Vintage London, Victorian Street, Victorian Life, Victorian History, Tudor History, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the 1800s when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London. The pictures, now stored at the Bishopsgate Institute, capture the lives of street beggars, chimney sweeps, street doctors and market sellers among many others.

Vintage photographs of street life in Victorian London by Scottish photographer John Thomson. Victorian London, Victorian Street, Victorian Life, Vintage London, Victorian History, London Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, London Photos

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the 1800s when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London. The pictures, now stored at the Bishopsgate Institute, capture the lives of street beggars, chimney sweeps, street doctors and market sellers among many others.

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. Victorian Street, Victorian Life, Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, London City, London Street, London Bridge, London History

Richard Guard's 'Lost London'

A new book celebrates the buildings and traditions which have vanished forever from London's streets.

Billingsgate Fish Market: Delivery Vehicles in Lower Thames Street Victorian Life, Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, East London, London History, British History, London City, Old Pictures

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“Billingsgate fish mkt 1890's Scores of fresh fish shops & door to door venders all competing loudly very loudly..!”

This is reputedly the house that Dickens used as inspiration for Fagin’s Lair in Oliver Twist. The Artful Dodger and Oliver Twist walk from Islington down to ‘a house near Field Lane’ which was an area renowned for its rookery. 18 Vintage Photos Of Charle Victorian Street, Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, Victorian Life, London City, London History, British History, Asian History

Lincoln's Inn.

Dating back to the 16th Century, Lincoln’s Inn is one of the four Inns of Court in London along with Gray’s Inn, Inner Temple and Middle Temple. Dickens houses the sinister Mr Tulkinghorn at No 58, Lincoln’s Inn Fields in Bleak House. This address was in fact the home of Dickens’s great friend and first biographer John Forster.

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 Victorian London, Victorian Street, Victorian Life, Vintage London, Old London, South London, London History, British History, Old Pictures

Dickens's London: in pictures

A new collection of Victorian photographs conjures up the winding streets and smoking factories of the city that inspired Charles Dickens.

This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone. Photo Post Mortem, Post Mortem Pictures, Victorian Photos, Victorian Era, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Post Mortem Photography, Portrait Photography, Freckles Girl

vintage photo tintype Civil WAr Era Freckle Girl w Plaid Dress

Vintage tintype photo of a young girl in a plaid dress w black velvet trim and a ribbon in her hair. This dress seems too small for her and tight at the waist. It makes her look like a doll. 2.75"X 4.20" flat like new perfect condition! Shipping is $1.50 for unlimited small photos up to 5". photos are securely mailed in sealed glassine envelopes with cardboard. I have been selling vintage photos online for 5 years and have customer service as my highest priority. I do my best to sell clean…

Photographs Dickens’s Victorian London A vision of the Strand around in front of St Mary le Strand, on the left is Somerset House Victorian London, Victorian Life, Vintage London, Victorian Street, Old London, London 1800, London England, Old Pictures, Old Photos

Dickens's London: in pictures

A new collection of Victorian photographs conjures up the winding streets and smoking factories of the city that inspired Charles Dickens.

Old Houses in Gray's Inn Lane by A. Bool, for Society for Photographing Relics of Old London at Royal Academy Prints Victorian London, Vintage London, Victorian Era, Victorian Street, London History, British History, Old London, Budapest, 19th Century London

Dickens's London: in pictures

A new collection of Victorian photographs conjures up the winding streets and smoking factories of the city that inspired Charles Dickens.