My Great-great-great grandmother ended her days as an inmate of Windsor workhouse. Born in the early 1800's she ran a pub until she was well into her eighties. But when you were too old to work and support yourself and your family couldn't support you, this was your only option.
Knife grinder, Charing Cross Road, London, 1937
A toddler smoking a cigarette and a chicken...just the same ol' same ol'...LOL
8th March 1945: Nurses climb through the rubble at Farringdon Market, London after a rocket had fallen on it during the last months of WW II. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)