Temporary suspension of EU shipping, view details here.

'The London Boardmen', 1877.

Thomson, J (John)

'The London Boardmen', 1877.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Woodburytype of a man wearing a sandwich board, 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.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© National Museum of Science & Media / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas