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  • Newly Discovered Vintage Photographs of the East End

    More great stuff from the Gentle Author who writes --

    "Today, it is my great delight to reveal these breathtaking photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These pictures which have never been reproduced before, and have hardly been seen by anyone outside his immediate family, are published with the gracious permission of Horace Warner’s grandson, Ian McGilvray. . . ."

    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2014/06/...hic-discovery/
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  • #2
    Thanks CG....they really are touching photos.
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    • #3
      Graffiti on the far right. Wall, I mean, not political spectrum.

      Click image for larger version

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      Kind regards, Sam Flynn

      "Suche Nullen"
      (F. Nietzsche)

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      • #4
        Graffiti confirmed?



        Thanks for the link Chris, its a real treasure trove.
        Regards, Jon S.
        "
        The theory that the murderer is a lunatic is dispelled by the opinion given to the police by an expert in the treatment of lunacy patients......."If he's insane
        " observed the medical authority, "he's a good deal sharper than those who are not".
        Reynolds Newspaper, 4 Nov. 1888.

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        • #5
          These are fabulous photographs.
          The Wheler St picture is just how I imagine Miller's Court would have looked -the difference being that in Wheler St the two houses either side of the passage have walls built to form small back yards rather than being left open.

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          • #6
            well done

            Hello Chris. Thanks for posting these.

            Well done.

            Cheers.
            LC

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wicker Man View Post
              Graffiti confirmed?
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              Well-spotted, Jon. Note the chalked "rabbit ears" poking out of the mudlark's hat - a job for Warren, perhaps
              Kind regards, Sam Flynn

              "Suche Nullen"
              (F. Nietzsche)

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              • #8
                analogy

                Hello Gareth. And here's a conundrum.

                Is she:

                1. Posing purposely where the ears previously existed?

                2. Posing accidentally where the ears previously existed?

                3. Were the ears chalked whilst she was standing there?

                I think you can see my analogy.

                Cheers.
                LC

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                • #9
                  Lynn

                  a) It's a "he", I think

                  b) The answer to your question is probably #2. I'm sure we've all had the experience of having photos ruined (or comically enhanced) by the accidental sprouting of vegetation or lamp-stands from the subject's head, noticeable only after the event. (And, in the frustrating days before digital cameras, only after paying for the film to be processed.)
                  Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                  "Suche Nullen"
                  (F. Nietzsche)

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                  • #10
                    application

                    Hello Gareth. Thanks. I tend to agree.

                    See the application to the GSG?

                    Cheers.
                    LC

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lynn Cates View Post
                      Hello Gareth. Thanks. I tend to agree.

                      See the application to the GSG?
                      Indeedy-doody.
                      Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                      "Suche Nullen"
                      (F. Nietzsche)

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                      • #12
                        Also I noticed that the walls are whitewashed, this would be quite common in the LVP as a form of disinfection. In that case as chalk was apparently most commonly used for graffiti it is not surprising that it is not readily visible in photographs.

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                        • #13
                          Hi all,

                          Love the choice of cover photograph - it's a long time favourite of mine - the kid looks a real 'Artful Dodger'.
                          Dave
                          "From Hull, Hell and Halifax, Good Lord deliver us."

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                          • #14
                            The picture of Union Place (off Wheler Street and not a million miles from Dorset Street) is quite the best East End slum court picture I ever saw.

                            Other photos tend to look down the courts. This one looks toward the main road.
                            Itsnotrocketsurgery

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