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  • Streets of Liverpool Website

    Check out the period photographs at Streets of Liverpool -- it's not the East End of London but Liverpool had similar poverty and a huge immigrant population, mostly Irish but also some Jewish immigrants, etc.

    Chris
    Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
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    Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
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  • #2
    Colin Wilkinson, the man behind the "Streets of Liverpool" website recommended above, has a new posting that really shows the contrasts of the Victorian era between the rich and the poor.

    Check it out at A Tale of Two Cities

    Note the bare feet of the woman and several of the children walking near the pub in the top photograph.

    Chris
    Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
    https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

    Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
    Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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    • #3
      Thanks for sharing Streets of Liverpool, Chris. Scrolled through the pages of it and this photo stood out. Havelock St.

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      • #4
        Thanks, Roy. Yes certainly a stunning photograph. Glad you like the site.

        C
        Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
        https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

        Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
        Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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        • #5
          Yes, thanks Chris. This is the one that stood out for me. Early 1890s.

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          • #6
            Colin Wilkinson has put up a new blog posting about Liverpool's Northern Hospital, including a 1963 view of it and information on a wartime murder connected to the hospital.

            Chris
            Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
            https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
            Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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            • #7
              Unusual for photography of the time is this action shot of a street vendor in Liverpool's Church Street:

              Squeaking Jimmy, Church Street, 1890s

              Also note the nice view of the horsedrawn omnibus with conductor behind the vendor.

              Cheers

              Chris
              Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
              https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

              Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
              Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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              • #8
                Market scenes showing street vendors:

                Market Street, 1890s

                Note the gentleman in the bowler hat in the top photograph apparently with clothes to sell, the poor women wearing shawls, and the boy at the center of the picture with no shoes. Also the evidently more affluent better dressed woman at extreme left with a fancy hat and earrings checking out the wares.

                Cheers

                Chris
                Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                • #9
                  Liverpool Sailors Home

                  The February page has photos of the building's interior.

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                  See the list here

                  Roy

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                  • #10
                    Thank you, Roy. I don't think you will mind if I post that information on the Yo! Liverpool forum. One of the sadnesses of Liverpool architecture is that the magnificent Sailors Home was demolished in an example of civic lack of foresight. Another example is that the original Cavern Club was demolished to make way for a remodeled subway (underground) station after the city fathers deemed that the Beatles were a passing fad.

                    Chris
                    Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                    https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                    Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                    Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                    • #11
                      Sort of like the "London Job" of recent note, only devoted more to simply photographing people and buildings in Liverpool rather than, say, Ripper associations, this urban walking event in my home city looks interesting:

                      You Lookin' At Me?

                      Chris
                      Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                      https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                      Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                      Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Chris

                        There was a film "The Clouded Yellow" which I seem to remember switched to the streets of Liverpool in the last third of the film. Old, black and white film.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
                          Hi Chris

                          There was a film "The Clouded Yellow" which I seem to remember switched to the streets of Liverpool in the last third of the film. Old, black and white film.
                          I remember that film. "The Clouded Yellow," 1950, starring Jean Simmons and Trevor Howard. Thanks, Robert.

                          Chris
                          Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                          https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                          Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                          Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                          • #14
                            Colin Wilkinson on his "Streets of Liverpool" site has previously shown period photographs that show the extremes of wealth and poverty in Liverpool, indicative of similar scenes in London, and here's another installment:

                            A Tale of Two Cities (2)

                            Also another interesting scene of bygone Liverpool:

                            Preeson's Row, 1905

                            The building in the background of this shot might look vaguely familiar to people familiar with London architecture and New Scotland Yard on the Thames Embankment -- it is the White Star Building, built to a design by Norman Shaw, the architect responsible the Met's 1890's headquarters. It still stands, and is shown below whereas all the other buildings in the view have been swept away, a number of them because they were bombed in the Blitz of 1941.

                            Chris
                            Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                            https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                            Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                            • #15
                              Another valuable photograph posted on Colin Wilson's blog: Beresford Street, Liverpool, circa 1890

                              Also a thread at Yo Liverpool begun about the same photograph, wherein forum members discuss the practice of "Slumming."

                              As I noted in the thread, I think "Slumming" became a well-described and popular practice of the upper classes in London and New York. I am not so sure that it was popular in other urban centers such as Liverpool or Birmingham, but I look forward to being proved wrong in that assumption.

                              Chris
                              Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                              https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                              Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                              Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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