Published copy of volume 1 of Street Life in London (Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London, 1877) by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith.
Street Life in London
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John Thomson was a talented and influential photographer, who had spent ten years travelling in, and taking photographs of, the Far East. On his return to London he joined with Adolphe Smith, a socialist journalist, in a project to photograph the street life of the London poor. The volumes were published in monthly parts as Street Life in London , and were an early example of social and documentary photography.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
The National Library of Scotland holds the photographs and papers of John Thomson.
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Given in 1937. Also known as R 1146.