Photographs discovered in abandoned box give fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in Britain

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The photographs shown in the Daily Mail of ordinary street life in the late 1800s are of unbelievable quality.  Not to mention how great the photos are at giving us a closer look at regular everyday life in Newcastle over 100 years ago.

Photographs discovered in abandoned box give fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in BritainA curious photo archivist from Newcastle stumbled on an amazing treasure trove of street photographs which capture the city’s Victorian residents going about their daily lives.

 

Aaron Guy, who works at Newcastle’s Mining Institute, discovered the 300-image collection of early glass negatives after peering into a long-forgotten box.

 

He was moving some old furniture for the Society of Antiquaries when the innocuous container caught his eye.

Check out more of the photographs at Pictures of times past: Photographs discovered in abandoned box give fascinating insight into 19th Century city life in Britain | Mail Online.

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