Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Street scenes

"A remarkable set of original early glass negatives detailing everyday 19th-century street scenes has been found by Aaron Guy, who works at Newcastle's Mining Institute. Most are from Newcastle, but some in the collection are from other parts of the north-east. The photographer is unknown" (the Guardian)

The following images of Newcastle are from the 1880s.  They are scenes of rag sellers,  and just everyday life.  You can almost put yourself in the pics.  It's amazing to look at the children playing and the women selling the rags.  What were they thinking at that particular moment in time?


The woman is posing for the camera.

The children look so sweet and innocent.

• All images from NEMiPA - Collection of the Society of Antiquaries, Newcastle

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