Ghosts of London - find the people hiding in the photograph.  #socialmedia #training cam 1870++

Cock and Magpie Tavern (right), Drury Lane South side of street at intersection of Drury Ct. (today intersection of Drury Lane and Aldwych).

19th Century London Street Photography by John Thomson

19th Century London Street Photography by John Thomson

"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 .

this is a standard looking 19th century based revolver which has some interesting patterns on the grip, and showing the way it would reload adds that little bit extra to it.

Concept Art For An Assassin's Creed Set In Victorian London

Children on Tenement Stairs ~  I know and understand that those were desperate times for many people but it saddens me even more to wonder why 10 minutes with a broom couldn't have made sitting on stairs and stoops just a bit more pleasant for those poverty stricken children - or anybody for that matter.

Children on tenement stairs (undated, probably century), from Columbia University's Community Service Society Collection.

John Thompson, 19th Century Street Photographer. London

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson Public Disinfectors - “They receive sixpence an hour for disinfecting houses and removing contaminated clothing and furniture, and these are such busy times that they often work twelve hours a day.

Patterned tiling, oak floorboards and a sliding translucent screen all feature inside this refurbished home in a 19th century London mansion block

Rise Design Studio renovates flat inside London mansion block

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19th Century London Street Photography by John Thomson

19th Century London Street Photography by John Thomson

A 19th Century street scene - London - the horse-drawn omnibus was an early form of public transport

A Century street scene, London England. The horse-drawn omnibus was an early form of public transportation.

Pictured in 1866 is the junction of Steep Steet and Trenchard Street in Bristol

Incredible photos reveal what life was like in the 19th century

Sadler's Wells Aquatic Theatre, Rowlandson, 1810, Microcosm of London. Read my post about it.

Aquatic Theatre, Sadler’s Wells: Early 19th Century

Interior of the theatre in One can see the water-filled tank on the stage. Sadlers Wells Aquatic Theatre painted by Rowlandson 1810

Cross Section of Dennis Severs House by Ben Rea whose first London exhibition A SLICE OF SPITALFIELDS,  opens at the Severs Townhouse in Fournier St this Friday 12th June and runs until 12th July., 2015.

Cross Section of Dennis Severs House by Ben Rea whose first London exhibition A SLICE OF SPITALFIELDS, opens at the Severs Townhouse in Fournier St this Friday June and runs until July.

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