Vintage photo London street children
'Street child' by Berlie Doherty | in the 1860s- London had about 100,000 homeless children.
Street Life in London
London street kids
London Slums, The Boys
East End London 1911
East End London. Справа бабушка Гермионы)
Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England.
Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields, London.
the spitalfields nippers...street children from london circa 1912, photographed by horace warner.
Spitalfields Nippers - children in the Spitalfields slums 100 years ago.
Spitalfields nippers - Children on washing day
East End street kids called 'Spitalfields Nippers', 1912. Just 24 years earlier (when Jack The Ripper was getting all the attention) 55% of Spitalfields children didn’t make it past the age of five.
One of a series of photos in a collection known as the Spitalfields Nippers of 1912 as photographed by Horace Warner. (spitalfieldslife.com)
Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s Look at the boys face in the window.
Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s
Spitalfields Children. Horace Warner 1912
Little is known of Horace Warner and nothing is known of his relationship to the nippers. Only 30 of these pictures survive, out of 240 he took in 1912 of the Spitalfields Nippers, East End London.
This is one of a series of photographs in a collection known as "the Spitalfields Nippers of 1912
Photograph by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
“Street Arabs” (the Victorian Term Used for Homeless/Poor London Children) Spitalfields c.1890
The late 19th century was a time of great social reform, and the extent of child poverty was only beginning to be realised. Images of such ragged and forlorn children, are today only associated with developing countries.
Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.
The most deprived children were housed in the Society's certified industrial schools. Often they were found wandering the streets, or had become involved with petty criminality in the mould of Oliver Twist. Industrial schools provided training in manual skills, to re-educate these streetwise children. Girls were taught in domestic subjects like laundry and cooking, and the boys learnt trades such as carpentry and gardening.
Little is known of Horace Warner and nothing is known of his relationship to the nippers. Only 30 of these pictures survive, out of 240 he took in 1912 of the Spitalfields Nippers, East End London. They originally accompanied the annual reports of the charitable Bedford Institute, Quaker St, Spitalfields as illustrations of poverty, "but that is not the sum total of these beguiling photographs...spirited images of something more subtle and compelling, the elusive drama of childhood itself."
Нищета и беспризорность это понятно, звериный оскал капитализма и всё такое, в колониях в те времена вообще с нищими просто поступали, но почему так внешне изменился типаж лондонца за крайнее столетие вопрос интересный.