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The young-mans victory over the povver of the Devil, Or,…



The young-mans victory over the povver of the Devil,

Or, Strange and vvonderful news from the city of London

Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden Ball near the Bear tavern in Pye-corner, 1693.

(A broadside illustrating Satan’s temptations of a studious young Londoner.)

Recently digitized by the Houghton Library at Harvard; a zoomable version of the document can be viewed here, and a higher-resolution image can be seen here (or by clicking above).

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Photographs of London street life by Scottish photographer John…


The “Crawlers”


William Hampton of the London Nomades


Labourers at Covent Garden Market


The Temperance Sweep


Workers on the Silent Highway

Photographs of London street life by Scottish photographer John Thomson.

Thomson was one of the first westerners to take photographs of the Far East. Upon his return to England in 1872, a number of his photographs of London street life were published in the magazine “Street Life in London” between 1876 and 1877.

For more pictures and further information, see here and here.

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