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Street Photographs Of London In The 19th Century - DesignTAXI.com

Photographer: John Thomson Recruiting Sergeants At Westminster [Street Life in London] 1877 Woodburytype

Hansom Cab

In Victorian London, small green huts built to prevent horse drawn cab drivers from drinking on duty

This photograph of the Oxford Arms (London, 1875) from spitalfieldslife.com looks as if it could take us all the way back to Shakespeare's Henry IV pt 2. Where's Falstaff?

The former Oxford Arms, on Warwick Lane, demolished to make way for an extension to the Old Bailey in the late

Lambeth, 1800s.

Lambeth, 1800s.

Liked on Pinterest: In the early 19th century there were reports of ghosts that stalked the streets of London. These human-like figures were described as pale and stalked and preyed on lone pedestrians. The stories told of these figures formed part of a distinct ghost tradition in London which some writers have argued formed the foundation of the later legend of Spring-heeled Jack. Spring-Heeled Jack the terror of Victorian London  #history #places #london #victoriana #victorian

Penny novels about murder and other crimes came to be known as "Penny Dreadfuls". This one is Spring-Heeled Jack, the terror of Victorian London

Crystal Palace, London, 1851

Great Exhibition photo Claude Marie Ferrier (French Reports of the Juries, 1851 Exhibition. View of Transept, looking south, Westmacott set. Painted and dyed cotton.

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

Dickens's London: in pictures

Lambeth picture, this time of the Thames foreshore where many people found work as labourers or sailors, shortly before the building.