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What was life like for other people? Photographs exposed harsh truths, and sometimes celebrated imagined idylls. 

  • Labourers building London
  • On the beach, fully-clothed, at Hastings
  • Glasgow's dirt-poor backstreets
  • London's oldest shop
  • Olde worlde life on the Norfolk Broads

Silent Highway

John Thomson 1876-77


Francis Frith 1864


Thomas Annan 1868

Macclesfield Street

Henry Dixon and Son 1883

Norfolk Broads

Peter Henry Emerson c.1886

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