The Temperance Sweep; c.1877

John Thomson

 
The Temperance Sweep; c.1877
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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John Day, a chimney sweep.
Once a heavy drinker, Day gave up alcohol and his business subsequently prospered. By this time there were around 2,000 chimney sweeps in London. From a series of 37 photographs published in the book, 'Street Life in London' (1877), with text written by Thomson and the journalist Adolphe Smith.

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