Britain's slumdogs: The ragged and filthy East End children of just 100 years ago living a life of grime
Just like mum and dad: A little girl stirs the pot while a boy considers his whiskers and his future
Great Depression Image 10
We might have forgotten, if a handful of amazing photographers had not captured the Great Depression seizing America from 1929 to 1939. They included Carl Mydans, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Jack Delano, John Collier, Jr., Gordon Parks and many others.
The harrowing story of POOR Cissy
MISERY AND WOE OF THE WORKHOUSE It was a strange experience for seven-year-old Jennifer Worth to be taken to a workhouse to visit a 'disgraced' aunt. Here is her harrowing story POOR Cissy. She went mad, you know,' the grown-ups said, and these words burned themselves into my memory. Our family were poor, hardworking farming folk. Cissy, a servant girl working in a big house near Bristol, was just 15 when she became pregnant, was dismissed and then sent to Stapleton Workhouse. When…
25 Interesting Vintage Pictures of Dog Carts and Milk Women in Belgium from the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
You are on the outskirts of the town. The country women you meet here is on their way home to a farm several miles out. When they left home early morning those big, shiny copper cans were full of milk. This mode of transporting milk from the dairy to the city customers is passing out of fashion; the woman's daughters will hardly follow the picturesque custom. For years and years, it was nearly universal, and the foreigners in Belgium were always delighted with the quaintness of theses little…
DOG CART and MILK WOMAN in ANTWERP, BELGIUM
Just another Dog Day in Europe....ca. 1900-10. A while Back, I posted a dog team working in Japan : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2456262386/ Flickr member dschinny2001 answered with this one she found on another photostream : www.flickr.com/photos/clyde/340954774/ And she recently took this in Germany : www.flickr.com/photos/10550507@N03/2746721158/ That reminded me of my original Japanese "Dog Team" photo, that made reference to BELGIUM.... but never offered the photo to back up my…
January 1939. "Family on relief living in shanty at city dump.", Herrin, Illinois. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration
January 1939. "Family on relief living in shanty at city dump.", Herrin, Illinois. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration : TheWayWeWere
The permanent penury of small apartments at high rents
My sense of interior space is a bit skewed and very urban. These are the formative rooms of the formative cities. 1) A high school classmate a year ahead of me and already at NYU moves into a dorm...
I have no idea who the photographer is that captured these stunning images of what appears to be the Depression era of the 1930s, but they are a poignant example of the destitution, povertyy and hopelessness of that time.