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Fancy-Wear Stall  A Victorian fancy wear dealer selling ornaments from his barrow.  Original Artwork: From  'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877   (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images).

vintage everyday: Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era : A Victorian fancy wear dealer selling ornaments from his barrow. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)

"The London Coffee Stall" - Illustration from Henry Mayhew's "London Labour & London Poor" (1851-1865): "I was a mason’s labourer, a smith’s labourer, a plasterer’s labourer, or a bricklayer’s labourer. I was for six months without any employment. I did not know which way to keep my wife and child. Many said they wouldn’t do such a thing as keep a coffee stall, but I said I’d do anything to get a bit of bread honestly."

"The London Coffee Stall" - Illustration from Henry Mayhew's "London Labour London Poor"

The Seller Of Shellfish: 'Me and my missus are here at the corner with the barrow in all weathers, specially the missus, as I takes odd jobs beating carpets, cleaning windows and working round the public houses with my goods'. London 1870's.

Vintage : Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era :A Victorian shellfish stall holder selling oysters and whelks. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)

Street life in London, 1876.  Man on the left (with very cool high hat) has horse whip in his hand, so assume he's the carriage driver. Man to the right, maybe an assistant? In any event, it seems like every man at this time period wore a high hat.......which i looooove!!!

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson Cast-Iron Billy - “forty-three years on the road and more, and but for my rheumatics, I feel almost as hale and hearty as any man could wish .

Victorian workhouses | Children in the Workhouse : Boys, 1909. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

"Sherlock Holmes used a rabble of "dirty and ragged little street-Arabs" for his unofficial information and errand force, the Baker Street Irregulars." - (HHH -- “Street Arabs” (the Victorian Term Used for Homeless/Poor London Children) Spitalfields

St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, built in 1504... large version

Dickens’s Victorian London by Alex Werner & Tony Williams (Ebury) St John’s Gate,

Photochrome - An old second-hand furniture shop in Church Lane, Holborn, London 1877 (photo by J.Thompson and Adolphe Smith)

Old Furniture From 'Street Life in London', by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith: "At the corner of Church Lane, Holborn, there was a second-hand furniture dealer, whose business was a cross between that of a shop and a street stall.

Lambeth High Street 1847.

1847 Lambeth High Street Showing the Windmill Pub, a pub called the Windmill still stands on the same site.

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