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Explore London 1888, Old London, and more!

A group of match-girls in 1888, the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike.

Matchgirls participating in a strike against Bryant & May in London, 1888. The strike was caused by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus.

The Fleet Street Phantom- Hallowe'en 1684

A single man stalked the mist stroked streets under the watchful glow of the moon. He massacred the entire town that night, but in silence and as a shadow.

/Victorian-era London slum children. KIDS NOWADAYS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO WITHOUT.....Thank goodness, even though they're annoying at times! More

1888: London Royal residence, Buckingham Palace, as it appeared before its present-day facade was added. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Compa...

25 Photos That Show How Much The Lower East Side Sucked

incredible pictures of late New York by Jacob Riis: .. Groundbreaking in many ways; particularly beginning social reforms, and use of Flash photography; as well as Riis' book 'How the Other Half Lives' chronicling the wretched conditions of NYC tenements.