Monday, 27 October 2014

Spitalfields Nippers

In the early 1900s ... "one in five children in Spitalfields did not survive until adulthood, but our research reveals that among the poorest families, the mortality rate in the area was closer to a third." If you think Canada's Home Children had a tough life, and many of them did, think about their lives before coming to Canada.

The photographs here and here from a new book, based on the photographer's family photo collection, bring the conditions behind the statistics to life. The book Spitalfields Nippers, by Horace Warner, will be published on 1 November by Spitalfields Life at £20.

No comments: