Eviction from a Bermondsey Court, c. 1896

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The human face of slum dwelling; an eviction from an unidentified Bermondsey court.

The reason for such a wholesale eviction is unknown, but the picture is still clear evidence of the power of landlords and the powerlessness of tenants, the level of over-crowding in which people lived and the paucity of their posessions.

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