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September 23, 2013

Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era

1888: Traffic on Regent Circus, now known as Oxford Circus, London, facing east along Oxford Street. In the foreground is a man towing his barrel organ on wheels. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

A cyclist riding a penny farthing over Hammersmith Bridge, London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Exterior of Liverpool Street Station in London which is run by Great Eastern Railway and connects passengers with the South East. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images)

An Italian harpist entertaining local children on the street. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)

The Temperance Sweep' and a barefooted boy small enough to fit inside narrow passages. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life in London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Regent Street in central London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A Victorian shellfish stall holder selling oysters and whelks. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)

20th April 1891: Victorian trick cyclists performing a balancing act. 'Auckland' (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1875: On the left, Scotland Yard, in the centre with horse drawn cabs outside is the Public Carriage Office. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1877: A street locksmith mending locks at his stall on the spot. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Horse drawn buses passing a group of sandwich board men down Regent Quadrant, London. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

1877: Victorian 'Mush-Fakers' and ginger beer makers with their cart. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1877: Victorian flower women selling bouquets at Covent Garden market. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1877: Victorian bill stickers paste placards advertising Madame Tussaud's waxworks museum in London. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1873: A Victorian fruit seller shouts out 'strawberries, all ripe, all ripe' in a London street. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Women shelling walnuts at Covent Garden Market in London. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

1877: A street trader and shoeshine in Victorian London. (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Victorian public disinfectors sanitize the streets after an outbreak of smallpox. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)

1890: A street game of skittles draws the attention of a group of schoolboys at the Chelsea Bridge Road Fair, London. If a player knocks down two pegs with one ball he wins a coconut. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

A Victorian fancy wear dealer selling ornaments from his barrow. Original Artwork: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Children feeding swans in Victoria Park, Hackney, London. (Photo by Paul Martin/General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

circa 1900: Traffic on the southern approach to Tower Bridge spanning the River Thames near the Tower of London. The bridge was completed in 1894, a monument to the Victorian Era. (Photo by Reinhold Thiele/Thiele/Getty Images)

A bus makes its way down Fleet Street towards Ludgate Hill Circus and St Paul's Cathedral, London, circa 1888. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Prisoners walking around the exercise yard of Holloway Prison, London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1888: A south west view of the Crystal Palace, the exhibition hall designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, after it was reconstructed at Sydenham in south London. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1888: The south-east corner of the Crystal Palace after it was dismantled and moved from the Great Exhibition site to Sydenham in south London. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1890: London's Harley Street, where many doctors maintain offices. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1890: Edgware High Street, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Traffic on the new London Bridge, opened in 1831, looking north; centre left is the Monument to the Great Fire of London of 1666; centre right is the spire of St Magnus the Martyr. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1890: The Speakers Chair in the interior of the House of Commons, in the Houses of Parliament, London. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Pedestrians on London's Cheapside, near the statue of Robert Peel. (Photo by William England/London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Palace Theatre at Cambridge Circus, London. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

1888: London Royal residence, Buckingham Palace, as it appeared before its present-day facade was added. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Traffic on London Bridge. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Traders at London's busy market in Covent Garden. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Traffic on a street in London's Piccadilly. (Photo by Otto Herschan/Getty Images)

circa 1890: The Bank of England in Threadneedle Street, London. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

circa 1890: Horse riders and carriages take a spin along the bridle path in London's Hyde Park. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

1898: Victorian women's fashion was revolutionalised with the arrival of the safety cycle in 1884. Miss A Hughes in 'A Professor's Love Story'. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)





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