Little Penny Dreadful: Photo
Here lies my collection of all things old and a little bit spooky. A bit of beautiful & dark illustration here, a dab of fabulous vintage there, surrounding that with a whole lot of the Victorian world and ending with whatever else that holds a dark... www.debrastyer.com
WHITBY: Ref: D49 *
* “Fetching in the Lines” The fishergirl holding the ?long line’ is Lizzie Alice Hawksfield. The girls and fishermens" wives collected the mussels which were used as bait, often walking up to six miles each way to do so. The payment for ?Mucking’ (cleaning the line and hooks of old bait and other debris), ?Skaning’ (removing the mussels from their shells) and baiting a ?long line’ was 9p. These operations could take upwards of two hours. No extra payment was received for gathering the…
London East End: The pictures, taken by photographer Horace Warner 100 years ago in Spitalfields in London’s East End, were later used by social campaigners to illustrate the plight of the poorest children in London.
On the rooftops of London. Coo, what a sight!
With the weather being a bit grim in Ireland today, thought we might go all Mary Poppins and take ourselves off over to London for a change. Can't identify any individual business except for Stokes Leather Warehouse (see note), and it'd be great to get some idea of the spot from which this one was taken (over to you, mapping gurus)... Date: 1860-1883 NLI Ref: STP_0424 You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Britain's first ever fashion shoot? Rare 19th century prints by pioneering female photographer go on sale (but be warned, they're rather 'sensual')
Lady Clementina Hawarden's pictures of her daughters (including Isabella, left) from the 1860s are set to fetch £150,000 at auction. She used the entire first floor of her London home as a studio.