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Victorian Street Life In London

By Gerard @presurfer
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In 1876, six years after the death of Charles Dickens, the streets of the English capital still looked very much like the famous author had described. Poverty, disability and filth were everywhere: people lived a precarious and marginal existence working on the streets of London.
Radical journalist Adolphe Smith and photographer John Thomson became determined to document this - and the book they produced shocked a nation.The Presurfer

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