London Low Life: new resource!

After a successful trial we have added London Low Life to our collection of online resources! Follow the link and log in with your Kent IT account.

London Low Life is a full-text searchable collection of primary resources providing rich detail of 19th and early 20th century London.

What’s included?

  • Fast literature
  • Street ephemera – posters, advertising, playbills, ballads and broadsides
  • Penny fiction
  • Tallis Street Views
  • Chapbooks
  • Street Cries
  • Cartoons
  • Swell’s guides to London prostitution, gambling and drinking dens
  • Tourist guides and topography

In addition to the digital documents, it also contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays by leading scholars, online galleries and links to other useful websites.

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