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Refuge for the Destitute - London in 1843

Refuge for the Destitute - London in 1843 Law and Politics Nineteenth Century Life Visual Arts Ethics Victorian Age

Days after Charles Dickens published "A Christmas Carol" - on the 19th of December, 1843 - the Illustrated London News published an article about the city's poor people.  This image depicts a drawing from that issue.  Its caption is:

Refuge for the Destitute — The Male Ward

Note the person carrying straw to the second level.  Straw was used as bedding for individuals staying and sleeping in these places of refuge.

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Media Credits

Image scanned from the Illustrated London News, described above, by Philip V. Allingham from a copy in the Robarts Library, University of Toronto.  Formatting and image correction by George P. Landow.  Online, courtesy Victorian Web.

 

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