One of the most common sights in Victorian London was "crossing sweepers" – workers who cleared dung and rubbish from the streets in the hope of getting a few coins from local home and business owners. In London Labour and the London Poor, Henry Mayhew described the many types of sweeper, from "the one-legged crossing sweeper of Chancery Lane" to "the aristocratic crossing sweeper". pinned with Bazaart
The original Archway Bridge in North London. This photo was taken in 1895 just a few years before it was demolished. It is said that the people on top of the bridge are mostly school children from the nearby St Aloysius School.
Verdun (1916) Photos et histoire du Service Photographique des Armées