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Wentworth Street, Whitechapel: 1872

Gustave Doré

Wentworth Street, Whitechapel: 1872
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Full image caption

‘Wentworth Street, Whitechapel’. People living in Wentworth Street. A woman with a child on the threshold of a door; a black man is wiping a plate and children are playing. The Illustration is from page 124 of 'London, a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, published in 1872.
In the accompanying text by Douglas Jerrold, he describes the proximity of the wealthy financial markets of the City of London to those at its eastern edge. He viewed the latter as ‘picturesque’ with ‘the overhanging clothes, the mounds of vegetables, the piles of hardware, the confused heaps of fish, all cast about to catch the pence of the bonnetless dishevelled women, the heavy navvies, and the shoeless children'.

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1872 AD - 1872 AD
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