The London Poor
This book profiles the lives of these people.
Two Young Costermonger Brothers
London Labour and the London Poor contains many brief profiles of individual workers including these two boys.
This boy's father died when he was just three years old.
Two Sisters Selling Violets
Mayhew interviewed two Roman Catholic girls who sold on the street together. They were orphans, 15 and 11 years old.
Like most mudlarks, this young boy waded into the River Thames up to his chest to scavenge bits of rope, bone, coal, metal or anything else that could be resold.
This was a salesperson who delivered persuasive sales pitches at fairs and other public places.
Mike the Crossing-Sweep
He used a broom to keep an intersection of the street clean, earning tips from people with homes or businesses nearby.
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