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Poverty map of Commercial Road in Whitechapel from Booth’s Labour and Life of the People, Volume 1. 1889.  The streets are colored to represent the economic class of the residents: Yellow (“Upper-middle and Upper classes, Wealthy”), red (“Lower middle class - Well-to-do middle class”), pink (“Fairly comfortable good ordinary earnings”), blue (“Intermittent or casual earnings”), and black (“lowest class…occasional labourers, street sellers, loafers, criminals and semi-criminals”).  aubade

Part of Charles Booth's poverty map showing Commercial Road in Whitechapel The red areas are "well-to-do" and black areas are the "lowest class.occasional laborers, street sellers, loafers, criminals and semi-criminals".

Old London Bridge - 1756 Engraving. (Published London 1756,Engraved by William Henry Toms)

Old London Bridge - 1756 Engraving. (Published London by William Henry Toms)

London Bridge from Southwark

LONDON/BRIDGES: Old London Bridge (From the South. Vintage print, with descriptive tissue guard overlay highlighting notable features/locations, approximate size x x inches

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Old London Bridge - Elizabethan drawing. On November John de Strathbogie (Mike's great-grandfather) was executed by hanging. Then his His body was burnt and his head fixed on London Bridge.

1746 Fleet Market: It was built on top of the River Fleet. It was an open air market adjacent to Fleet Prison. It was demolished in order to build Farringdon Road in 1829.

1746 Fleet Market: It was built on top of the River Fleet. It was an open air market adjacent to Fleet Prison. It was demolished in order to build Farringdon Road in

Oxford Street -  A bird's-eye view from Herbert Fry's "London" (1891)

In 1880 Herbert Fry published London a handbook for Victorian visitors. The popular book ran to many editions. A major factor for its success being the inclusion of twenty illustrations providing: &ld