Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

• Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

In the period from 1873 to 1877 Scottish photographer John Thomson, along with the journalist Adolphe Smith documented the lives of the urban poor in London.

The results of their work titled "Street life in London" were issued each month in parts, and then left and a single volume. Documentary images of street vendors, beggars and other street dwellers were combined with interviews, essays and reports that could not be better demonstrated poverty as a sociological problem that is necessary to study and look for methods to combat it.

This project was one of the first examples of documentary photography on a social theme and set the tone for such photographers and fighters against social inequality and injustice of the next century, Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877 Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Saleswoman of vegetables.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Street procession in honor of Guy Fawkes Night.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Street vendors and shoeshine.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

A man bored waiting for passers-by to offer them a ride on a donkey.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

A street photographer.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

A street vendor oysters.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Seller expensive for such street decorations.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

The Italian harpist entertains the local children.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

The Water Carrier.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Dining for former prisoners. The owner of the dining room (left) talks with a local Indian drummer Sammy Rameau.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Seller cheap ice cream.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Gypsy Caravan parked near Notting Hill.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Shop second-hand furniture.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Flower at Covent Garden market.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

sticker advertising posters put on exhibition at the Museum of Madame Tussauds.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Wandering artisans and producers of ginger beer.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

a shoeshine boy at work.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877 Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

People in front of the store junk in the Lambeth area where the annual flooding of the River Thames, gives the local a lot of trouble.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Friends enjoy a beer.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

women begging to have paid her to follow the child.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Sergeants recruitment into the British army at the entrance to the pub.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Local vendor selling herring.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

The bus driver, known as the Cast Iron Billy.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

on signboards Artist at work in the studio.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Urban disinfectors clean the street after an outbreak of smallpox.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Piper and his assistant.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

A two-wheeled taxi.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Master of castles.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Advertising in 1877.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

The workers on the barge.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

The porters with baskets of plants.

Besproglyadnaya poverty on the streets of London in the years 1873-1877

Seller cough medicines.