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A knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.
A Knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Some of them used pea-shooters. The knocker-up would not leave a client’s window until sure that the client had been awoken.
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I recall a friend who went to a bed and breakfast saying they were asked what time to be "knocked up" in the morning! ..A Knocker-up was a profession in England before alarm clocks were affordable. It was their job was to rouse people to get to work on time. A heavy stick knocked on the doors or a long and light stick, to reach windows on higher floors. Some used pea-shooters. The knocker-up would not leave a client’s window until that the client had been awoken.
Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom with their bridesmaids and others on their wedding day.
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1885: Princess Beatrice (1857 - 1944), the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, (front, left), and Prince Henry of Battenberg (1858 - 1896), on their wedding day with their bridesmaids.
Beatrice Marries Prince Henry of Battenberg-- The Wedding Party Including Bridesmaids: For many years, it looked like Princess Beatrice, born shortly before her father Prince Albert died, would have as her responsibility staying single and being a companion and private secretary to her mother.
Louise was allowed to marry John Campbell, Duke of Argyll, even though he was not of royal blood. The ceremony was held on March 21st 1871.
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Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise was allowed to marry John Campbell, Duke of Argyll, even though he was not of royal blood. The ceremony was held on March 21st 1871.
Prince Albert with his brother 1851 Robert Thorburn Painted for Queen Victoria
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The Princess Beatrice, youngest child of Queen Victoria with her children Prince Alexander, Princess Victoria Eugenie (later The Queen of Spain), Prince Leopold, and Prince Maurice of Battenberg.
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Alexandra, the Princess of Wales & Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales with their children Prince George of Wales, Prince Albert Victor of Wales & Princess Louise of Wales
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This is about 20 years before Jack the Ripper would strike terror in the city and cause a riff in the Royal family. The Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) with their children Prince George, Prince Albert Victor, and Princess Louise.
The Duke of Clarence with his fiancée Princess Mary of Teck. He would die before their marriage and she would go on to marry his brother, who would go on to become George V.
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The Duke of Clarence with his fiancée Princess Mary of Teck
Penny dreadful 'Spring Heeled Jack', 1890
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Spring Heeled Jack, The Terror of London (fr. a comic book c. 1904). "The story of Spring Heeled Jack began as a rumor starting in the south western area of London. In 1837, citizens reported sightings of a figure who could leap across entire streets in one bound with scary speed & precision. Dressed in black and often taking on demonic features, Jack’s eyes glowed like “red balls of fire” and was often seen breathing blue flames through his nostrils and mouth."
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Not Queen Victoria, but her daughter Victoria, future Empress of Germany. Winterhalter.
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Through the heart of the old East End ran the road called Commercial Road,it was built to solve the problems of the cramped slums or rookeries. The 1840s was a time when the east End problem raised its head and ideas were put to solve it, the road which had been aimed largely at slum clearance remained a white elephant in the middle of the East End, life went on as before.
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The Guardian, Friday 30 March 2012 \n A secondhand clothes seller at Newcastle cloth market reads as customers inspect her goods. A set of original glass negatives showing street scenes of 19th century Newcastle has been found by Aaron Guy, who works at the city's Mining Institute Photograph: NEMiPA – Collection of the Society of Antiquaries, Newcastle
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Victorian England The Victorian era of British history (and that of the British Empire) was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901.
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A young girl examines the window display of a city shop selling fresh veg, sunlight soap and sweets,- Newcastle, 1880s
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Pictures of times past: Photographs discovered in abandoned box give fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in Britain | Mail Online. Scouting the wares: A young girl examines the window display of a city shop selling fresh veg, sunlight soap and sweets.
Victorian Newcastle brought to life in photographic treasure trove
Matchbox-making was dominated by women and children, and was amongst the lowest paid home work available. This woman would paste together strips of paper and wood, called skillets, to form lids and trays. She received ‘tuppence ha'penny’ per gross (two and a half pence for 144), but had to supply her own paste and fire to dry the boxes. This photograph was taken outside of the workers impoverished dwelling, where they would normally spend up to 12 hours working every day. ca 1900.
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Assembling matchboxes at home, London 1900
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“Vicky” (1840-1901) and her son Kaiser Wilhelm II
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On May 24, 1845, Prince Albert presented his beloved wife, Queen Victoria with a gold, enamel and pearl bracelet created from miniature portraits of their children. This particular link depicts Victoria, the Princess Royal, the first of the couple’s children. The portrait is the work of William Essex (1784–1869) who worked the enamel himself. It is signed, dated and inscribed on the reverse: Victoria / Princess Royal/ 1845/Painted by W. Essex/ Enl painter to HRH Prince Albert.
On May 24, 1845, Prince Albert presented his beloved wife, Queen Victoria with a gold, enamel and pearl bracelet created from miniature portraits of their children. This particular link depicts Victoria, the Princess Royal, the first of the couple’s children. The portrait is the work of William Essex.
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She sure looks like Alexa! On May 24, 1845, Prince Albert presented his beloved wife, Queen Victoria with a gold, enamel and pearl bracelet created from miniature portraits of their children. This particular link depicts Victoria, the Princess Royal, the first of the couple’s children. The portrait is the work of William Essex.
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Queen Victoria Though sexually infatuated, the young couple were locked into a power struggle. Albert took over more and more of Victoria's work as queen as her pregnancies forced her to step aside. Victoria was conflicted: she admired her "angel" for his talents and ability but she deeply resented being robbed of her powers as queen.
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Victorian women selling flowers in Covent Garden, London
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Victorian flower women selling bouquets at Covent Garden Market, 1877.
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Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era - circa 1890 - Covent Garden women shelling walnuts.
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Walnut Shelling circa 1890: Women shelling walnuts at Covent Garden Market in London.
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Legendary English Victorian stage actor Sir John Martin Harvey.
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Legendary British Victorian stage actor Sir John Martin Harvey (bears a striking resemblance to Oscar Wilde) and his rather delight hat. #Victorian #19th_century #1800s #photograph #antique #vintage #man #actor #stage
Two English maids, 1864
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Oscar Gustave Rejlander (1813–1875) Maids drawing water at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 1864
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Temple Bar & Fleet Street, 1870. London.
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Temple Bar was a gateway to the City of London, marking its western edge on Fleet St. Wren's construction. Now in Paternoster Square, St Paul's.
Temple Bar.City.1880 "The photograph shows the west side of Temple Bar as it was a short time before its demolition shored up with timber to counteract the effects of the excavations for the New Law Courts...The Bar as we saw it till it was replaced by the 'Memorial' and its famous 'Griffin' was built from Wren's designs in 1670...The statues on the west side shown in our photograph were of Charles I and Charles II in Roman habits."
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Lower Fore Street, Lambeth, London, 1865. This industrial area became very densely populated during the Victorian period, population was 28,000 in 1801 and it was nearly 300,000 by the time this photograph was taken.
Setting the scene: when and where? Victorian London- an alternate history with a Steampunk theme. "A new collection of Victorian photographs conjures up the winding streets and smoking factories of the city that inspired Charles Dickens. Lower Fore Street, a narrow cobblestoned street in Lambeth, pictured in 1865. This industrial area became very densely populated over the Victorian period; its inhabitants rose from 28,000 in 1801 to nearly 300,000 by the time this photograph was taken."
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Canonbury Tower, Islington, 1879. This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part of a p...