Classic document of social realism contains 37 photographs by famed Victorian photographer Thomson, accompanied by texts offering sharply drawn vignettes of laborers, dustmen, street musicians, shoe blacks, more.
This volume was originally published as Street Life in London in 1877. Through text and photographs the book profiles 36 members of London's underclass in the late 1800s. Some of the profiles are generic-"London Cabmen"; "Covent Garden Flower Women" -while others describe a particular person-" `Hookey Alf' of Whitechapel." An interesting and unusual history and reference title.