Victorian London’s Working Class Captured by Street Photographer

A rare glimpse of Victorian London’s working class captured by a street photographer.
“In or around 1877, photography was mainly about beautiful landscapes or portraits of the wealthy, but these images [photographer John] Thomson deliberately set out to take were those of the Victorian underclass,” John Trevers of auctioneers Dominic Winter told NBC News. “This was the first time those in abject poverty scratching out a living on the streets of London were photographed.”
“This was a pioneering work of social documentation,” he added.
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