02 August 2016

Mayhew’s Street Traders

One of my regular daily stops is Spitalfields Life by The Gentle Author.
Today, 2 August, he features more than a dozen interviews and pen portraits from Henry Mayhew's ’London Labour & London Poor’. Coffee was popular 150 years ago before Tim's and Starbucks.
As the blog comments "Henry Mayhew bears witness not only to the suffering of poor people in nineteenth century London, but also to their endless resourcefulness and courage in carving out lives for themselves in such unpromising circumstances."

Check it out at http://spitalfieldslife.com/2016/08/02/mayhews-street-traders/

Want more Mayhew? Google has London labour and the London poor, Volume 1 as an ebook at https://books.google.ca/books?id=G4oBAAAAQAAJ&dq=mayhew&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=mayhew&f=false

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