Street life in London, 1876. John Thomson; copyright Bishopsgate Institute via Spitalfields Life

Street life in London, 1876. John Thomson; copyright Bishopsgate Institute via Spitalfields Life

Mme. Abomah (born 1862?), known as the Amazon Giantess and the African Giantess, traveled the world as the tallest woman -- probably about 6'10". Her name was probably Grigsby; she came from Laurence County, South Carolina.  One caption says "Nanny by Day" but something is odd here.

Mme. Abomah (born 1862?), known as the Amazon Giantess and the African Giantess, traveled the world as the tallest woman -- probably about 6'10". Her name was probably Grigsby; she came from Laurence County, South Carolina. One caption says "Nanny by Day" but something is odd here.

Public Disinfectors From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith

Public Disinfectors From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith

Milk Maid and the Farm Hand - Whitby - North Yorkshire - England - Late 1800s

ONE YORKSHIRE on

Milk Maid and the Farm Hand - Whitby - North Yorkshire - England - Late 1800s

A late Victorian chimney sweep. Eliza Armstrong, a 'trafficked' girl,was the daughter of a chimney sweep.

A late Victorian chimney sweep. Eliza Armstrong, a 'trafficked' girl,was the daughter of a chimney sweep.

Girl and boy making kindling

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

Pinterest
Search