I found it interesting that most of the street photos capture more men than women, with the exception of the railway station and the butcher's shop. Other photos of women on the streets that I found seemed deliberate, like they were trying to capture those ladies in an image.
It was more challenging for women to be out and about town, without hurrying to and from their destinations. Women would sometimes pee themselves on the train because the geography of urban London didn't allow them any place to use the bathroom. Basically, women would take the train into the city to go shopping for the day, then do the pee-pee dance all the way home. Department stores were trying to address this issue, so maybe that's where most of the women are hiding.
|Fleet Street, London 1890|
|Fleet Street. By James Valentine c.1890|
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|Victoria Street, London, c.1890|
|Boundary Street 1890|
|Gracechurch Street, London, c.1890|
|High Holborn, London, c.1890|
This is one of the areas people suspected that Lady Meux worked
as a prostitute before marrying and becoming so influential.
|Oxford Street, London, in 1890|
|Oxford Street, London, c.1890|
|De Hailes' Locksmith & Ironmongery in Key Close, Whitechapel, 1890.|
|Museum of London. Regent Street, c.1890|
|Farringdon Street by Charles Wilson, c.1890|
|1890-ish. Looking toward the Bank of England. (ty @p1966k)|
|Wych St, c.1890.|
|Oooh... Electric light...|
|How the artists at Punch saw London in 1890.|
|Bishopsgate Street, London, c.1890.|
|Broad Street Railway Station, London, c.1890|
|The Angel Inn, High Street Roehampton London Pictured circa 1890|
|Heal's delivery depot in central London.|
|London Screever on the Thames 1890|
|Salvation Army women's night refuge: c.1890|
|London Family (1890)|
Apparently, plaid was in that year.
|Requesting a dance, 1890|
Dancing was a good way for men to meet eligible women.
|London & North Western Railway engineers and navvies at Stockport, |
after having widened the Edgeley Viaduct around 1890.
|Not sure what this guy is doing, but he is in London in 1890.|
Makes me think of the baker on Sesame Street in the 80s with some
very high number of banana cream pies, and THAT never ended well!
|Scene outside a London Pub, 1890.|
|Maids at work in a large kitchen, circa 1890.|
|Textile printing at Merton Abbey, London in 1890.|
|Shops in London 1890|
Looks like the butcher was having a sale.
|The Great Mastodon in the South-East Gallery of |
the Natural History Museum,
South Kensington, London, 1890
|Electric light at the British Museum, London, 1890.|
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