SPITALFIELDS NIPPERS: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures. So many children did not have shoes to wear or different clothes to change in to. Food was scarce. This little girl poses for picture 'dressed up' in her hat. Her expression gives us an idea about what she may be feeling. I just want to hug her and bring her home to love.♡.•°¨`❤.
Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.