Tooling around the Intertubes this week, I stumbled upon this photographic tribute to what my Seven-Year-Old calls the Olden Times — Everyday life in London in 1870, courtesy of the Mail Online.
Street vendors of everything from locksmithing to strawberries, boardman, nomads, drivers, bootblacks, flying dustmen, street musicians, beggars, and public disinfectors — all there to give you a taste of what it was like to walk through London in the 1870s.
That reminds me — I still need to read Lee Jackson’s Dust, Mud, Soot, and Soil: The Worst Jobs in Victorian England.
Oh, and Happy Halloween!
- Sweeps, nomads, quacks, and crawlers: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London captured on camera in the 1870s
- The Cat’s Meat Shop: Wherein Mr. JACKSON presents the latest LONDON novelties for his readers both AT HOME and ABROAD