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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, and more....

Title : Street Life In London
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ISBN : 9780854097678
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 585 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Street Life In London Reviews

  • Kelly
    2019-01-16 03:40

    i'm reading this for an art history paper - very interesting

  • Laura Leaney
    2019-01-05 21:50

    You know, those Victorians were really something. Covering up piano legs one minute (phallic implications) and building gorgeous homes for convicts the next. A strange and most fascinating people. I bought this book on a whim because I'm deeply in love with the nineteenth century, and the photographs are worth the bargain price I paid. Knowing the tendency of the age, I would say all are posed - but if you have any interest in this time period, it's most satisfying to see, actually "see," a shoe-black and his stand or the cart selling half-penny ices. The explanatory notes are very good. My favorite photo is titled "Workers on the 'Silent Highway'."

  • Alessandra
    2018-12-30 03:47

    This is a fantastic resource of information about London's lower classes in the Victorian era. Originally published in 1876, it starts with a large selection of photographs of street scenes of London, mostly of tradesmen and the poor. Then it has a fantastic series of essays outlining details of the lives of these people. It's full of unexpected revelations.I would recommend this book to students of history and of poverty, and to authors who wish to write about Victorian London.This book has also been published by Dover Books.

  • Erin
    2018-12-23 04:29

    Read for college: Imaginary Cities FYI and Victorian Garbage. A neat book of historic photographs of working-class (and poorer) Londoners, along with written descriptions of their lives.

  • Rebecca Wright
    2019-01-12 05:45

    A good depiction of how the other half of London lived. Those who were not attending fancy balls and taking afternoon tea. Excellent.