Street Life in London, 1876. Part 1

Street Life in London, published in 1876-1877, consists of a series of articles by the radical journalist Adolphe Smith and the photographer John Thomson. The pieces are short but full of detail, based on interviews with a range of men and women who eked out a precarious and marginal existence working on the streets of London, including flower-sellers, chimney-sweeps, shoe-blacks, musicians, dustmen and locksmiths.

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