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vicfangirlguide:

The Strand in London painted by Arthur Grimshaw in 1899. During the 19th century The Strand was one of the most fashionable addresses in London and was the centre of Victorian theatre and nightlife.

vicfangirlguide:

The Strand in London painted by Arthur Grimshaw in 1899. During the 19th century The Strand was one of the most fashionable addresses in London and was the centre of Victorian theatre and nightlife.

(via victorianfanguide)

maudelynn:

Match Workers at the Bryant and May Factory, London, 1888
via http://www.unionhistory.info

maudelynn:

Match Workers at the Bryant and May Factory, London, 1888

via http://www.unionhistory.info

fyeah-history:

“The Crawlers”, London, 1877Huddled together on the workhouse steps in Short’s Gardens, those wrecks of humanity, the Crawlers of St. Giles’s, may be seen both day and night seeking mutual warmth and mutual consolation in their extreme misery. As a rule, they are old women reduced by vice and poverty to that degree of wretchedness which destroys even the energy to beg. They have not the strength to struggle for bread, and prefer starvation to the activity which an ordinary mendicant must display. As a natural consequence, they cannot obtain money for a lodging or for food.

fyeah-history:

“The Crawlers”, London, 1877
Huddled together on the workhouse steps in Short’s Gardens, those wrecks of humanity, the Crawlers of St. Giles’s, may be seen both day and night seeking mutual warmth and mutual consolation in their extreme misery. As a rule, they are old women reduced by vice and poverty to that degree of wretchedness which destroys even the energy to beg. They have not the strength to struggle for bread, and prefer starvation to the activity which an ordinary mendicant must display. As a natural consequence, they cannot obtain money for a lodging or for food.





From slums to suburbs, freak-shows to fast food, prisons to pornography, ‘A Dictionary of Victorian London’ is a fascinating exposé of everyday life in the Great Metropolis of Victorian London. Compiling authentic nineteenth-century voices from a multitude of sources, including advertisements, diaries, court cases, journalism and guidebooks, Lee Jackson paints a unique picture of life in a vibrant and diverse city in an alphabetical guide. With striking contemporary illustrations throughout, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the remarkable history of London and the enthralling lives of the Victorians.





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noroomforthepresent:

Victorian squalor explored at the Museum of London (via Victorian squalor explored at the Museum of London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London)
thedailyvictorian:

Morning dress and visiting dress; July 1886, Peterson’s Magazine

thedailyvictorian:

Morning dress and visiting dress; July 1886, Peterson’s Magazine

Victorian Era Fangirl Guide: Bizarre Victorian fact of the day...

vicfangirlguide:

Many Victorian Imperialists believed the British Empire to be the successor of the Roman Empire. They held this period of history up as an example, especially for young boys who they viewed as future rulers of the empire, and so placed great importance on the study of classical literature,…

(via victorianfanguide)

Victorian Inspired Wedding Wear
butcherbaby:

Never turn your back on the ripper

butcherbaby:

Never turn your back on the ripper