'Street Doctor', 1877.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

'Street Doctor', 1877.

Thomson, J (John)

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Woodburytype of a man selling Couch Preventative Lozenges in the street, taken from 'Street Life in London' (1877), written by Adolphe Smith with photography by the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921). The aim of this book was stated as being: 'to bring before the public some account of the present condition of the London street folk, and to supply a series of faithful pictures of the people themselves'. It is one of the first examples of photography used as social documentary.
 

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