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Children queuing for farthing breakfast, Hanbury Street, London. C 1900

Occupational photograph of Victorian match girls, ca. 1888. These girls worked in terrible conditions, for 14 hours a day, and received very little pay for their work. The phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of the skin, and "phossy jaw", a type of facial bone cancer.

Shared comment: Victorian match girls 1888 worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. Phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.

Legendary British Victorian stage actor Sir John Martin Harvey (who bears, I think, a striking resemblance to Oscar Wilde) and his rather delight hat. Victorian 19th century

Legendary British Victorian stage actor Sir John Martin Harvey (bears a striking resemblance to Oscar Wilde) and his rather delight hat.

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