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"In the midst of destruction, a woman finds solace in a simple cup of tea at New Cross after air raids

Background imageHomeless Collection: A woman enjoys a cup of tea in the midst of the bomb damage at New Cross after air raids

A woman enjoys a cup of tea in the midst of the bomb damage at New Cross after air raids on London in World War Two June 1944

Background imageHomeless Collection: Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London

Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London
The Mount Pleasant Hotel at the corner of Kings Cross Road and Calthorpe Street, Central London. The building was originally erected in 1894 as one of Londons six Rowton Houses - large

Background imageHomeless Collection: Poor Fauvette, 1881 (oil on canvas)

Poor Fauvette, 1881 (oil on canvas)
GLS219832 Poor Fauvette, 1881 (oil on canvas) by Bastien-Lepage, Jules (1848-84); 162.5x125.7 cm; Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland; © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Background imageHomeless Collection: Market Hill and former workhouse, Maldon

Market Hill and former workhouse, Maldon
A view of Market Hill, Maldon, Essex. The large building at the left is the Maldon Unions former workhouse. Date: circa 1900

Background imageHomeless Collection: Abandoned baby found by police, New York City, 1890s

Abandoned baby found by police, New York City, 1890s
Policeman bringing in an abandoned infant found in an alley on a winter night, New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageHomeless Collection: Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes

Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes
A study entitled Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes depicting homeless paupers queuing outside the casual ward of a London workhouse. A policeman stands at the left of the scene

Background imageHomeless Collection: Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk

Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk
The Guiltcross Union Workhouse, designed by William Thorold, was erected in 1836-7 at Kenninghall, Norfolk. After its closure in 1902 the site was acquired by the Rev Harold Burden

Background imageHomeless Collection: Walton Hospital, Liverpool

Walton Hospital, Liverpool
Walton Hospital, Rice Lane, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool. The central clock tower concealed a large water storage tank. The building was designed by William Culshaw

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse and Infirmary, Crumpsall, Manchester

Union Workhouse and Infirmary, Crumpsall, Manchester
Aerial view of the Manchester Union workhouse and infirmary at Crumpsall. At the bottom of the picture can be seen the original workhouse (later Springfield Hospital) with an entrance on the right

Background imageHomeless Collection: Poplar Workhouse, East London

Poplar Workhouse, East London
A side view of one of the blocks of the Poplar Union workhouse, located on Poplar High Street, East London

Background imageHomeless Collection: Christmas Day in the Workhouse

Christmas Day in the Workhouse
Illustration and opening verses of In the Workhouse: Christmas Day - better known as Christmas Day in the Workhouse, written by George R Sims in 1877

Background imageHomeless Collection: City of London Union Infirmary, Mile End Road

City of London Union Infirmary, Mile End Road
Situated where Mile End Road continues as Bow Road, the City of London Union Infirmary (now St Clement's Hospital) opened in 1849 as the City of London Union workhouse

Background imageHomeless Collection: ASC Barracks, Grove Park, Lewisham

ASC Barracks, Grove Park, Lewisham
Entrance to the ASC (Army Service Corps) Barracks on Marvels Lane, Grove Park, Lewisham, south east London. Two officers and a large dog stand at the entrance

Background imageHomeless Collection: East End Doss House, London

East End Doss House, London
Exterior of a lodging house or doss house in the East End of London, probably Whitechapel. A man and a boy stand outside. A sign above the door reads BEDS 4d. Per Night FOR SINGLE MEN ONLY

Background imageHomeless Collection: Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching)

Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching)
XJF412293 Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); Private Collection; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageHomeless Collection: Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin
SARAH MARTIN reformer, depicted caring for homeless children

Background imageHomeless Collection: Evacuation as a National Service - Poster

Evacuation as a National Service - Poster
It Might by You! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageHomeless Collection: Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire

Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire
Main avenue at Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire. The homes were opened by the Chorlton Union in 1898 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageHomeless Collection: Shaftesbury and Arethusa Boys Homes, Royston, Hertfordshire

Shaftesbury and Arethusa Boys Homes, Royston, Hertfordshire
The Shaftesbury & Arethusa Boys Homes at Royston, Hertfordshire, were set up by the National Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children, founded in 1843 by William Williams

Background imageHomeless Collection: Telescopic Philanthropy, 1865. Artist: John Tenniel

Telescopic Philanthropy, 1865. Artist: John Tenniel
Telescopic Philanthropy, 1865. Little London Arab. Please M, Ain t We Black Enough to be Cared For? (With Mr. Punchs Compliments to Lord Stanley.) In his novel, Bleak House

Background imageHomeless Collection: ITINERANT FAMILY, 1939. An itinerant family who travels by freight train in Toppenish, Washington

ITINERANT FAMILY, 1939. An itinerant family who travels by freight train in Toppenish, Washington. Photograph by Dorothea Lange, 1939

Background imageHomeless Collection: A general view of the scene outside Silverdale House, Hampstead Road, London when

A general view of the scene outside Silverdale House, Hampstead Road, London when large crowds assembled to hamper the progress of police who had arrived to give bailiffs support in their attempt to

Background imageHomeless Collection: Camberwell Workhouse, East Dulwich, London

Camberwell Workhouse, East Dulwich, London
The administrative block of the Camberwell workhouse opened in 1895 on Constance Road, East Dulwich, south London. The building was designed by Thomas Aldwinckle

Background imageHomeless Collection: Wycombe Union Workhouse, Saunderton, Oxfordshire

Wycombe Union Workhouse, Saunderton, Oxfordshire
The Wycombe Union workhouse at Saunderton, Oxfordshire. The building, designed by George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt, was erected in 1843

Background imageHomeless Collection: Manchester Union Schools, Swinton

Manchester Union Schools, Swinton
The Manchester Union Industrial School at Swinton. The school, where 800 pauper children were housed and educated away from the workhouse, was established in 1843, one of the earliest of its type

Background imageHomeless Collection: Maidstone Union Workhouse, Coxheath, Kent

Maidstone Union Workhouse, Coxheath, Kent
Entrance to the Maidstone Union workhouse. Designed by John Whichcord, it was erected in 1836 on Heath Road in Coxheath. The site later became Linton Hospital

Background imageHomeless Collection: Blandford Union Workhouse, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Blandford Union Workhouse, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Distant view of Blandford Union workhouse, from Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset. A house at the left has a sign reading YNCA (or YMCA?)

Background imageHomeless Collection: The first meeting of the Milner Holland Committee, which is to inquire into the housing

The first meeting of the Milner Holland Committee, which is to inquire into the housing situation in Greater London, took place at the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Whitehall

Background imageHomeless Collection: Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Essex

Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Essex
The entrance to Oldchurch Hospital, Oldchurch Road, Romford, Essex. The hospital began life in 1839 as the Romford Union workhouse, designed by Francis Edwards

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse, Halstead, Essex

Union Workhouse, Halstead, Essex
The entrance driveway of the Halstead Union workhouse, Essex. The workhouse was built in 1838 on North Street (now Hedingham Road) and was designed by William T Nash

Background imageHomeless Collection: Evicted, from MacMillan school posters, c. 1950-60s (litho)

Evicted, from MacMillan school posters, c. 1950-60s (litho)
3709078 Evicted, from MacMillan school posters, c.1950-60s (litho) by Leighton, Edmund Blair (1853-1922); Private Collection; (add.info.: E Blair Leighton (1853-1922) MacMillan school posters

Background imageHomeless Collection: 'Appy dossers'(engraving)

"Appy dossers"(engraving)
3101281 " Appy dossers" (engraving) by Bernard, Frederick L. (1846-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Appy dossers")

Background imageHomeless Collection: WWI Poster, Belgian & Allies Aid League

WWI Poster, Belgian & Allies Aid League
Design by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), Belgian & Allies Aid League, Will you help these sufferers from the war to start a new home. Help is better than sympathy

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse, Hertford

Union Workhouse, Hertford
A view of Hertford Union workhouse, Hertfordshire, opened in around 1869 on Ware Road, Hertford. The imposing three-storey building has a clock tower at its centre

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse, Easthampstead, Berkshire

Union Workhouse, Easthampstead, Berkshire
A distant view of the Easthampstead Union workhouse, Berkshire, opened in about 1836, in buildings adapted from former almshouses

Background imageHomeless Collection: MOVE ON POLICE SATIRE

MOVE ON POLICE SATIRE
A cruel satire aimed at the Commissioners of Police, features a skeleton in a policemans uniform moving on a starving, homeless woman and her baby

Background imageHomeless Collection: Alone in London, c. 1894 (oil on canvas)

Alone in London, c. 1894 (oil on canvas)
7333514 Alone in London, c.1894 (oil on canvas) by Graham, Thomas Alexander Ferguson (1840-1906); 89.6x123.5 (framed) cm; Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Scotland; (add.info.: Artist: Graham)

Background imageHomeless Collection: Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942)

Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942). Families made homeless by the blitz of World War II. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imageHomeless Collection: Holborn Union Infirmary, Highgate, London

Holborn Union Infirmary, Highgate, London
The Holborn Union Infirmary, Archway Road, Highate, North London. A tram passes by. The infirmary, which was opened in 1879, was designed by Henry Saxon Snell

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse, Mildenhall, Suffolk

Union Workhouse, Mildenhall, Suffolk
The Mildenhall Union workhouse on Kings Way, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Opened in 1895, it replaced the previous premises elsewhere in the town which had become inadequate

Background imageHomeless Collection: Home for Waifs and Strays, Belbroughton, Worcestershire

Home for Waifs and Strays, Belbroughton, Worcestershire
Some of the residents stand in front of the Home for Waifs and Strays at Belbroughton, Worcestershire, opened in 1889

Background imageHomeless Collection: Peabody and John Bull

Peabody and John Bull
GEORGE PEABODY the American philanthropist shames John Bull into digging into his own pocket to help Londons homeless. Date: 1860S

Background imageHomeless Collection: Vagrants asleep in Green Park, Central London

Vagrants asleep in Green Park, Central London
During their daytime opening hours, Londons parks provided a pleasant place for the citys tramps and vagrants to sleep. Green Park, shown here, was typical

Background imageHomeless Collection: West Derby Union cottage homes, Fazakerley, Liverpool

West Derby Union cottage homes, Fazakerley, Liverpool
Distant view of the West Derby Union cottage homes at Fazakerley, Liverpool. The homes were opened in 1889 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageHomeless Collection: Statement of Poor Relief in St Lukes Parish, 1854

Statement of Poor Relief in St Lukes Parish, 1854
A printed summary statement of the poor relief statistics for the London parish of St Luke for the week ending 5 August 1854

Background imageHomeless Collection: Homeless people expelled from a town (engraving)

Homeless people expelled from a town (engraving)
8626660 Homeless people expelled from a town (engraving) by Muyden, Henri van (1860-1936); Private Collection; (add.info.: Homeless people expelled from a town, Switzerland)

Background imageHomeless Collection: Self-Master Colony - Rug making, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Self-Master Colony - Rug making, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Self-Master Colony - Rug making, between c1910 and c1915. The Self-Master Colony was an experiment in housing the homeless, situated in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey

Background imageHomeless Collection: At door of Self-Master Colony, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

At door of Self-Master Colony, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
At door of Self-Master Colony, between c1910 and c1915. The Self-Master Colony was an experiment in housing the homeless, situated in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey



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"In the midst of destruction, a woman finds solace in a simple cup of tea at New Cross after air raids. " "Amidst the hustle and bustle of Kings Cross, an abandoned hotel stands as a reminder of forgotten lives. " "A heartbreaking discovery unfolds as police find an abandoned baby on the streets of New York City in the 1890s. " "Even on Christmas Day, the workhouse becomes home for those less fortunate, reminding us to cherish our blessings. " "The echoes of hardship resonate through Market Hill, once home to a former workhouse that housed many struggling souls. " "Luke Fildes' poignant artwork 'Houseless and Hungry' captures the harsh reality faced by countless homeless individuals. " "Guiltcross Union Workhouse in Kenninghall, Norfolk serves as a haunting reminder of society's struggle to care for its most vulnerable members. " "The Union Workhouse and Infirmary in Crumpsall, Manchester bears witness to years spent providing shelter and healthcare for those without homes or hope. " "In East London's Poplar Workhouse lies stories untold - tales from those who sought refuge within its walls during times of desperation. " "A beggar seated on a bank in 1630 etching reminds us that homelessness has plagued societies throughout history. " "At ASC Barracks in Grove Park, Lewisham we glimpse into temporary shelters provided for homeless soldiers returning from war. " "The East End Doss House stands as both refuge and last resort for countless destitute souls seeking respite amidst London's unforgiving streets.