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1920s Buskers.

Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Hurdy-Gurdy Man. Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

STREET LIFE IN LONDON, 1876

Old Pictures of London in Victorian Era - A street locksmith mending locks at his stall on the spot. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

There is the most wonderful juxtaposition of youth and time-worn age at work in this captivating photograph of an old sailor (pipe in hand) sharing enthralling tales of adventures past with his eager young crowd.

Here is the most wonderful juxtaposition of youth and time-worn age at work in this captivating photograph of an old sailor (pipe in hand) sharing enthralling tales of adventures with his eager young crowd.

Wapping pier

Another glorious post on Spitalfields life, this time displaying the work of photographer Tony Bock.

Railway Porter. Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

London in the 1920s-street shoeblack

London in the shoeblack A job that still exists in many poorer countries, but which all but died out in the UK after world war except for the west end of London.

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Street trader selling vegtables in the streets of Barking, photo by Steve Davis, (from London’s East End, a album)

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When the Blitz forced Londoners underground, human spirit triumphed

The London Underground in Wartime People sheltering in Piccadilly tube station, London, in 1940 Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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