In 1901-2, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. A self-taught photographer in his personal life – and a wallpaper printer for William Morris in his professional – Warner took 240 photographs of the local children, of which only 30 survive. Here is a brief film about Mr. Warner and his work.
A girl wears a fine dress from an earlier era,
probably obtained at the nearby Houndsditch rag market
Annie, seven and one-year-old Nellie sit sad and hungry
on sacking outside their house in Spitalfields
At the Whitechapel Gallery to see the Burne Jones exhibition, 1901
In Pearl St (now Calvin St)