London Low Life

London Low Life

London Low Life is a collection of digitized primary sources documenting popular culture in 19th century London. A wide variety of material types are included, such as fast literature, street ephemera (posters, advertising, playbills, ballads, and broadsides), penny fiction, cartoons, chapbooks, street cries, tourist guides and topographies, and swells’ guides to London prostitution, gambling, and drinking dens. Highlights include manuscripts of George Gissing and a complete collection of Tallis’s Street Views.

Original documents are from the Lilly Library at Indiana University.

Dates covered

19th century.

Resource types
Adam Matthew Digital