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A view of Union Place in Spitalfields, London, 1901.  (The Guardian - Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain)

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

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

A poor East End mother with her young children, 1880s. A Poor House or Work House most often was the only option or no one would eat. Families were separated. How bleak for mothers like this.

Booktopia has The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, Penguin Classics by Friedrich Engels. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

A family making hairbrushes at home in the East End, c. 1900.

A family making hairbrushes at home in the East End, c. Another family living in dreadful conditions - look at the filthy floor, the children's clothes and the lack of good furniture.

Early nineteenth-century weavers' workhomes | Crossland Square, Bethnal Green, London | Photograph 1954 |

Architect Dr Frances Holliss has been a member of staff at the School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University since

Vintage Glamour In London’s East End | British Journal of Photography-All…

Lilly Spatz and Michael Harris were married on 26 June During WWII, Michael was in the army manning anti-aircraft batteries while Lilly drove an ambulance. Beautiful collection of vintage wedding photos.

Before Whitechapel Workhouse in Vallance Rd. Photo by Jack London - People of the Abyss - 1902.

Before Whitechapel Workhouse in Vallance Rd. Photo by Jack London - People of…

Hackney Hospital, formerly the Union Workhouse ~ built in 1841 as a workhouse. In 1930, the workhouse came under the control of the London County Council, becoming Hackney Hospital. The final hospital departments closed in 1995. Described as "arguably the worst general hospital psychiatric facility in the country. The site was cramped & the monolithic workhouse became ill suited to modern medical standards."

Hackney Hospital, formerly the Union Workhouse ~ built in 1841 as a workhouse. In the workhouse came under the control of the London County Council, becoming Hackney Hospital. The final hospital departments closed in Described as "arguably the

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