Street Life – London 1877

Street Life – London 1877

Street Life in London from the time of Dickens a book produced by John Thomson who was a talented and influential photographer, who had spent ten years travelling in, and taking photographs of, the Far East.

On his return to London he joined with Adolphe Smith, a socialist journalist, in a project to photograph the street life of the London poor. The volumes were published in monthly parts as Street Life in London, and were an early example of social and documentary photography.

Some of the photographs are to be found on the LSE Digital Library together with a pdf copy of the book.

http://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/streetlifeinlondon