The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Sm

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy.

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The Temperance Sweep by John Thomas, From 'Street Life in London', by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy.

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy.

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

Some things are best left in the past though: Victorian public disinfectors sanitize the streets after an outbreak of smallpox (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

All ripe! All ripe!” - The Street Fruit Trade From 'Street Life in London', by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

John Thomson, self portrait with Honan Soldiers, 1871 John Thomson June 1837 – 29 September was a pioneering Scottish pho.

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

Caney the clown once delighted at the pantomime 'but since his exertions to please the Stepney Fair caused the bursting of a varicose vein in his leg, the mending of chairs brings him constant employment'.

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

Sweeps, nomads, quacks and crawlers: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London captured on camera in the

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

Sweeps, nomads, quacks and crawlers: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London captured on camera in the

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

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The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

Aesthetic Compass of a Gentleman Rogue

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. Community Post: The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

Street Life in London: Silent Highway: Transport workers travel up the River Thames

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

The exotic down and outs of Victorian London

"The Street Locksmith," from a series of photos of London street life by John Thomson.

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