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"Unveiling the Harsh Realities: A Glimpse into Slums Throughout History" Liverpool Slum 1912: Witnessing the Struggles of a Community Forgotten In this haunting image

Background imageSlums Collection: Goodfellow Parcels collection, circa 1934

Goodfellow Parcels collection, circa 1934

Background imageSlums Collection: Children playing in the back alleys of a Goven tenement block. September 1956

Children playing in the back alleys of a Goven tenement block. September 1956

Background imageSlums Collection: Street in Wapping, East End of London

Street in Wapping, East End of London
A view of a narrow street in Wapping, East London. A group of children are at hand to observe the proceedings

Background imageSlums Collection: Liverpool Slums, 27th June 1962. Our Picture Shows... mother

Liverpool Slums, 27th June 1962. Our Picture Shows... mother and children making their way through a back alley

Background imageSlums Collection: Jewish Children, East End of London

Jewish Children, East End of London
A crowd of Jewish children in the East End of London

Background imageSlums Collection: Liverpool Slum 1912

Liverpool Slum 1912
Liverpool : a sunless court, finally closed in 1912 by the Health Committee of Liverpool City Council

Background imageSlums Collection: Three young friends leap over a puddle outside a Govan tenement block in Glasgow

Three young friends leap over a puddle outside a Govan tenement block in Glasgow. September 1956

Background imageSlums Collection: The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The Devils Acre-Westminster, 1872. Devils Acre, a Victorian slum near Westminster Abbey had a high rate of mortality from diseases such as typhoid. From, " LONDON

Background imageSlums Collection: Slum in Victorian London (b / w photo)

Slum in Victorian London (b / w photo)
XJF142413 Slum in Victorian London (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageSlums Collection: Child poverty, London (b / w photo)

Child poverty, London (b / w photo)
605459 Child poverty, London (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; Look and Learn / Peter Jackson Collection

Background imageSlums Collection: Child poverty, London (photo)

Child poverty, London (photo)
605469 Child poverty, London (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Child poverty, London)

Background imageSlums Collection: Devonshire Place, Lisson Grove, London

Devonshire Place, Lisson Grove, London
Devonshire Place (or perhaps Devonshire Place Mews), Lisson Grove, near Paddington, London. A crowd - mostly children with a few adults - has gathered. Someone holds a placard aloft

Background imageSlums Collection: Housing slums in the Gorbals district of Glasgow where children use any materials to hand

Housing slums in the Gorbals district of Glasgow where children use any materials to hand, an old bath tub for a boat and a few sticks for oars to play the games

Background imageSlums Collection: Water Pump, Twine Court, Limehouse, East End of London 1933

Water Pump, Twine Court, Limehouse, East End of London 1933

Background imageSlums Collection: Back of Conway Street, off Great Homer Street, Everton, Liverpool, 5th December 1961

Back of Conway Street, off Great Homer Street, Everton, Liverpool, 5th December 1961

Background imageSlums Collection: Liverpools old courts built in the days of the industrial revolution

Liverpools old courts built in the days of the industrial revolution, long outlived their use as a home. But although living conditions were dreadful there was often good living in the courts

Background imageSlums Collection: A residents view from the balcony of a flat in Queens Street, Coventry

A residents view from the balcony of a flat in Queens Street, Coventry, overlooking new flats being built in Hillfields. 12th January 1966

Background imageSlums Collection: A small boy rummages among the tangled wrecks of old cars on waste ground in

A small boy rummages among the tangled wrecks of old cars on waste ground in the Hillfields area of Coventry. In the background is the towering block of flats in Queen Street. 4th February 1965

Background imageSlums Collection: Wild Court, off Great Wild Street, Drury Lane, 1855 (engraving)

Wild Court, off Great Wild Street, Drury Lane, 1855 (engraving)
XJF2920758 Wild Court, off Great Wild Street, Drury Lane, 1855 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSlums Collection: Aylesbury Place, Clerkenwell, 1899 by H. W. Fincham (b / w photo)

Aylesbury Place, Clerkenwell, 1899 by H. W. Fincham (b / w photo)
XJF2920753 Aylesbury Place, Clerkenwell, 1899 by H.W. Fincham (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aylesbury Place, built in the 1820s)

Background imageSlums Collection: Close no. 193, 17-27 High Street, Glasgow, from Old Closes and Streets

Close no. 193, 17-27 High Street, Glasgow, from Old Closes and Streets
STC90439 Close no. 193, 17-27 High Street, Glasgow, from Old Closes and Streets, 1868 (b/w photo) by Annan, Thomas (1829-87); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; Scottish, out of copyright

Background imageSlums Collection: Poor children in an attic (engraving)

Poor children in an attic (engraving)
3101267 Poor children in an attic (engraving) by Bernard, Frederick L. (1846-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: Poor children in an attic)

Background imageSlums Collection: Children Expression December 1963 Three Young boys who

Children Expression December 1963 Three Young boys whos home is the Gorbals Distict of Glasgow

Background imageSlums Collection: Landlord Rent / Slums / C19

Landlord Rent / Slums / C19
The Rent - or out you go! Landlord demands dues from woman and children for slum accomodation

Background imageSlums Collection: Residents of a Liverpool terrace pose for the Daily Herald photographer. 2nd March, 1933

Residents of a Liverpool terrace pose for the Daily Herald photographer. 2nd March, 1933

Background imageSlums Collection: People standing between two terraces in a slum housing area of Liverpool. 2nd March, 1933

People standing between two terraces in a slum housing area of Liverpool. 2nd March, 1933

Background imageSlums Collection: A gang of children risks injury playing with fire on wasteland at Beaumont Street

A gang of children risks injury playing with fire on wasteland at Beaumont Street

Background imageSlums Collection: Two men chatting, Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Two men chatting, Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Two men chatting on a corner in the Falls Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: 1969

Background imageSlums Collection: Over London by Rail

Over London by Rail
OVER LONDON BY RAIL If Victorian London could be summed up in one single image, this would be it !

Background imageSlums Collection: Smallpox epidemic, New York, 19th century

Smallpox epidemic, New York, 19th century
6317601 Smallpox epidemic, New York, 19th century; (add.info.: Isolation of homeless men during a smallpox epidemic in New York, USA in the late 19th century)

Background imageSlums Collection: Chinese quarter of the Chincha Islands, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Chinese quarter of the Chincha Islands, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Chinese quarter of the Chincha Islands, [Peru], 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Oswald Younghusband of the quarter inhabited by Chinese labourers employed in the guano trade

Background imageSlums Collection: inappropriate environment

inappropriate environment
Sebastian Kisworo

Background imageSlums Collection: Water-tank in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Water-tank in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Water-tank in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, [London], 1858. There are certain portions of London where the buildings are dilapidated and most of the inhabitants squalid...It should, however

Background imageSlums Collection: Urchins Looking at a Lady Lifting Her Skirt, c1859. Creator: John McLenan

Urchins Looking at a Lady Lifting Her Skirt, c1859. Creator: John McLenan
Urchins Looking at a Lady Lifting Her Skirt, c1859

Background imageSlums Collection: Close No. 193 High Street (#9), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 193 High Street (#9), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 193 High Street (#9), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Close No. 101 High Street (#8), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 101 High Street (#8), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 101 High Street (#8), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Close No. 115 High Street (#7), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 115 High Street (#7), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 115 High Street (#7), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Close No. 118 High Street (#6), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 118 High Street (#6), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 118 High Street (#6), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Close No. 148 High Street (#5), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 148 High Street (#5), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 148 High Street (#5), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Back Wynd From Trongate (#47), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Back Wynd From Trongate (#47), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Back Wynd From Trongate (#47), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Old Houses At Corner Of George Street & High Street (#40), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Old Houses At Corner Of George Street & High Street (#40), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Old Houses At Corner Of George Street & High Street (#40), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Corner Of Duke Street & High Street (#39), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Corner Of Duke Street & High Street (#39), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Corner Of Duke Street & High Street (#39), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Elphinstone Tower, Main Street, Gorbals (#38), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Elphinstone Tower, Main Street, Gorbals (#38), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Elphinstone Tower, Main Street, Gorbals (#38), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Close No. 11 Bridgegate (#43), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 11 Bridgegate (#43), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 11 Bridgegate (#43), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Saltmarket From Bridgegate (#33), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Saltmarket From Bridgegate (#33), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Saltmarket From Bridgegate (#33), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Close No. 136 Saltmarket (#31), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 136 Saltmarket (#31), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 136 Saltmarket (#31), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Broad Close No. 167 High Street (#3), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Broad Close No. 167 High Street (#3), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Broad Close No. 167 High Street (#3), Printed 1900

Background imageSlums Collection: Close No. 128 Saltmarket (#30), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 128 Saltmarket (#30), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 128 Saltmarket (#30), Printed 1900



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"Unveiling the Harsh Realities: A Glimpse into Slums Throughout History" Liverpool Slum 1912: Witnessing the Struggles of a Community Forgotten In this haunting image, we catch a glimpse of life in Liverpool's slums during 1912. Dilapidated buildings and impoverished conditions serve as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by those living on society's fringes. Jewish Children, East End of London: Resilience Amidst Adversity These young faces tell tales of resilience and determination amidst the hardships endured in East End's slums. Despite their surroundings, these children radiate hope for a brighter future. Liverpool Slums, 27th June 1962: The Unbreakable Bond Between Mother and Child Captured on film is an unwavering mother's love amidst the desolation that plagued Liverpool's slums in 1962. Her strength shines through as she navigates daily struggles to provide for her family against all odds. Street in Wapping, East End of London: Shadows Lurking Behind Cobblestones This photograph transports us to Wapping's streets in the heart of London’s East End—a place where poverty casts its shadow over every corner. It serves as a poignant reminder that beneath picturesque cobblestones lies hidden suffering. The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872: Gustave Doré Exposes Urban Decay Gustave Doré masterfully depicts "The Devils Acre, " an infamous slum area within Westminster during Victorian times—exposing societal neglect and urban decay with his powerful illustrations. Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland: Divisions Etched into Brick and Mortar A snapshot from Belfast reveals more than just dilapidated buildings; it showcases how political divisions have seeped into every aspect of life within these marginalized communities.