"William Hampton of the London Nomades, a group of travellers who were staying on vacant land in Battersea: 'Why what do I want with education? Any chaps of my acquaintance that knows how to write and count proper ain't much to be trusted into the bargain'", photo by John Thompson 1876-77

Sweeps, nomads, quacks and crawlers: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London captured on camera in the 1870s

"William Hampton of the London Nomades, a group of travellers who were staying on vacant land in Battersea: 'Why what do I want with education? Any chaps of my acquaintance that knows how to write and count proper ain't much to be trusted into the bargain'", photo by John Thompson 1876-77

This is my favourite picture out of the Contemporary photography ones. I like how the photographer framed the picture by the walls of a small floor and captured the light as the only colour in this picture.

This is my favourite picture out of the Contemporary photography ones. I like how the photographer framed the picture by the walls of a small floor and captured the light as the only colour in this picture.

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