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  • British Victorian Slums: London, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield.

    https://goo.gl/photos/gm9uxpVzDdRDjzke8

  • #2
    Dear Em:
    I think there's a problem with that link.
    Thanks for trying, though.
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    • #3
      Seems to be working now How, great pictures.

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      • #4
        Now its cooking !
        Excellent, Ema !

        This isn't Miller's Court, is it ??

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
          Now its cooking !
          Excellent, Ema !

          This isn't Miller's Court, is it ??

          Hi Howard,

          I doubt it, but there were no actual details given. I went back to the blog where I found it. On skim reading it, the blog seems to be an American guy into zombies, and "Victorian phantasmagoria" and might be some kind of performance artist. He seemed to post the photo for visual/costume/background reasons.

          The good news is he seems to be answering messages and is on Google +, and here is the link:

          http://fiendsinwaistcoats.blogspot.c...-2014.html?m=1


          All the photos cover from c. 1860 to 1900 max from different areas of Britain.

          I have messaged him to see if he can provide any more details.


          Update: I have now found out more about the photograph. It was taken in 1900 in Spitalfields and the subject is the children, not the buildings. A photographer named Horace Warner took them and they were issued in a book in 2014 called Spitalfields Nippers. Here is a link from The Guardian and the photo is bottom right.


          http://gu.com/p/42ke8?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail
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          • #6
            Too tight to be Miller's Court and in any case all these courts are going to look vaguely similar, because of what they are.

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            • #7
              It's Union Place, which was just off Quaker Street.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the replies....Ema, thanks for going to the trouble.
                I thought I'd seen that photo before.
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                • #9
                  Great photos, Ema.

                  This link has some great East End images on it - the real East End before the arrival of Shoreditch hipsters and their impeccable beards.

                  http://spitalfieldslife.com/2015/11/...mans-east-end/

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Gary....the photos look like they were taken during the early '70's or late '60's...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                      Thanks Gary....the photos look like they were taken during the early '70's or late '60's...
                      Yes, I would say so, How. It's amazing how much old junk people used to try to sell. One thing the pictures can't convey is the smell. A mixture of old clothes, fried onions and sarsaparilla.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the virtual funk, Gary ! That's a heck of a combo o' odors.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                          Thanks for the virtual funk, Gary ! That's a heck of a combo o' odors.
                          The only way you could escape the smell was to stand by a jellied eel stall.

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                          • #14
                            That would be an inducement to hurl, Gary.
                            Eels, old clothes, and the wafting vapors of mentholated spirits emanating from the mouth of a guy whose last toothbrush disappeared in 1944.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                              That would be an inducement to hurl, Gary.
                              Eels, old clothes, and the wafting vapors of mentholated spirits emanating from the mouth of a guy whose last toothbrush disappeared in 1944.

                              Hi Gary,

                              Thanks for your photos but also for identifying the location.

                              P.S.: You guys - just as well I had had my lunch before reading your replies!

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