City slum street

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a city slum street: tall old ramshackle buildings line a narrow lane where street traders sell second-hand goods. This is Field Lane, London, demolished in the 1860s to make way for Holborn Viaduct. The Builder magazine of 1869 tells how when it was demolished the discovery was made of ‘all sorts of concealed passages for escape, and nooks for hiding plunder in the villainous old houses of Field Lane and its unsavoury neighbourhood’.

#Picture Number SM95


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