Title: Type of street from which our children are taken
Creator: Unknown, taken from Our Waifs and Strays, July 1900, page 329
Many Victorian journalists and novelists carried out 'social investigations' into the plight of the urban poor. Charles Dickens wrote of the 'wretched houses with broken windows patched with rags and paper; every room let out to a different family, and in many instances to two or three.'
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