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Background imageHousing Collection: Chinese quarter of the Chincha Islands, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Chinese quarter of the Chincha Islands, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Chinese quarter of the Chincha Islands, [Peru], 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Oswald Younghusband of the quarter inhabited by Chinese labourers employed in the guano trade

Background imageHousing Collection: Boys overlooking the project, Frederick Douglass housing project, Anacostia, D. C. 1942

Boys overlooking the project, Frederick Douglass housing project, Anacostia, D. C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks
Anacostia, D.C. Frederick Douglass housing project. Boys overlooking the project

Background imageHousing Collection: The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The Devils Acre-Westminster, 1872. Devils Acre, a Victorian slum near Westminster Abbey had a high rate of mortality from diseases such as typhoid. From, " LONDON

Background imageHousing Collection: German Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, wood mosaic and embroidery, (1898). Creator: Unknown

German Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, wood mosaic and embroidery, (1898). Creator: Unknown
German Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, wood mosaic and embroidery, (1898). Fig 1: Wall-painting from the bath-rooms in the Fugger-house at Augsburg

Background imageHousing Collection: Hatfield from the Railway Station, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Hatfield from the Railway Station, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Hatfield from the Railway Station, 1898. From " Our Own Country, Volume II". [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, 1898]

Background imageHousing Collection: A mother getting the children ready for a neighborhood birthday party, Washington, D. C. 1942

A mother getting the children ready for a neighborhood birthday party, Washington, D. C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks
Washington, D.C. A mother getting the children ready for a neighborhood birthday party

Background imageHousing Collection: Mother and her daughter, Frederick Douglass housing project, Anacostia, D. C. 1942

Mother and her daughter, Frederick Douglass housing project, Anacostia, D. C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks
Anacostia, D.C. Frederick Douglass housing project. Mother and her daughter

Background imageHousing Collection: View of the Merchant Taylors Almshouses on Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, 1826

View of the Merchant Taylors Almshouses on Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, 1826

Background imageHousing Collection: Housing project, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1962. Artist: Michael Walters

Housing project, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1962. Artist: Michael Walters
Housing project, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1962. This housing development in Kirby Street in the South Yorkshire town of Mexborough is a good example of the failed 1960s housing ethos

Background imageHousing Collection: New Lanark Mills, Scotland, c1815

New Lanark Mills, Scotland, c1815. Robert Owens (1771-1858) model community of cotton mills and housing. Educational facilities were provided, as well as the worlds first day nursery

Background imageHousing Collection: Trevi, 1930. Creator: Maud Winifred Sherwood

Trevi, 1930. Creator: Maud Winifred Sherwood
Trevi, 1930

Background imageHousing Collection: Louisiana Flood 1912, Cotton Compress at Vicksburg as a refuge, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Louisiana Flood 1912, Cotton Compress at Vicksburg as a refuge, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Louisiana Flood 1912, Cotton Compress at Vicksburg as a refuge, 1912

Background imageHousing Collection: J.P. Farrell, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

J.P. Farrell, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
J.P. Farrell, between c1910 and c1915. Probably shows John Paul Farrell, a tenement janitor and burglar, who built bombs which killed two women and wounded others

Background imageHousing Collection: J.P. Farrell, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

J.P. Farrell, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
J.P. Farrell, between c1910 and c1915. Probably shows John Paul Farrell, a tenement janitor and burglar, who built bombs which killed two women and wounded others

Background imageHousing Collection: The Grosvenor Mansions, Victoria-Street, Westminster, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Grosvenor Mansions, Victoria-Street, Westminster, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Grosvenor Mansions, Victoria-Street, Westminster, [London], 1868. View of an early block of flats. 'The peculiarity of the interior is that the greater part of it, all above the mezzanine floor

Background imageHousing Collection: The Opening of Columbia Market...: the Archbishop of Canterbury speaking, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Opening of Columbia Market...: the Archbishop of Canterbury speaking, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Opening of Columbia Market [in East London], built by Miss Burdett Coutts: the Archbishop of Canterbury speaking, 1869

Background imageHousing Collection: Gondolas, Venice, c.1928. Creator: Sydney Mackenzie Litten

Gondolas, Venice, c.1928. Creator: Sydney Mackenzie Litten
Gondolas, Venice, c.1928

Background imageHousing Collection: Peabody-Square, Westminster, for the dwellings of the poor, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Peabody-Square, Westminster, for the dwellings of the poor, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Peabody-Square, Victoria-street, Westminster, [London], for the dwellings of the poor, 1869. 'These blocks altogether contain ninety-three dwellings

Background imageHousing Collection: Canal and bridge of SS. Apostoli, Venice, c.1929. Creator: David Muirhead Bone

Canal and bridge of SS. Apostoli, Venice, c.1929. Creator: David Muirhead Bone
Canal and bridge of SS. Apostoli, Venice, c.1929

Background imageHousing Collection: A town the river, 1723-1730. Creator: Marco Ricci

A town the river, 1723-1730. Creator: Marco Ricci
A town the river, 1723-1730

Background imageHousing Collection: Houseboat, New Rochelle, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Houseboat, New Rochelle, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Houseboat, New Rochelle, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageHousing Collection: Model dwellings in The Mall, Kensington, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Model dwellings in The Mall, Kensington, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Model dwellings in The Mall, Kensington, [London], 1868. 'This building is intended to supply a want severely felt; the object being to provide [housing], at a moderate cost

Background imageHousing Collection: Model cottages for labourers at Althorp, Northamptonshire, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Model cottages for labourers at Althorp, Northamptonshire, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Model cottages for labourers at Althorp, Northamptonshire, 1868. 'A group of agricultural labourers' cottages has been recently erected by Earl Spencer at Althorp, near Northampton

Background imageHousing Collection: Columbia Market, Bethnal-Green, the quadrangle, 1869. Creator: F. Watkins

Columbia Market, Bethnal-Green, the quadrangle, 1869. Creator: F. Watkins
Columbia Market, Bethnal-Green [in London], the quadrangle, 1869. 'The shops are four stories high. Their accommodation consists of kitchen, cellar, store, and closets, in the basement; shop

Background imageHousing Collection: Columbia Market, Bethnal-Green, built by Miss Burdett-Coutts, opened on Wednesday, 1869

Columbia Market, Bethnal-Green, built by Miss Burdett-Coutts, opened on Wednesday, 1869. Creator: F. Watkins
Columbia Market, Bethnal-Green [in London], built by Miss Burdett-Coutts, opened on Wednesday, 1869. Market and '...set of model dwellings for working-class families...The beneficent objects Miss

Background imageHousing Collection: Hamburg -- St. Catherine's Church, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Hamburg -- St. Catherine's Church, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Hamburg -- St. Catherine's Church, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageHousing Collection: The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea, 1879. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

The "Adam and Eve", Old Chelsea, 1879. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The "Adam and Eve", Old Chelsea, 1879

Background imageHousing Collection: Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, c1830-32. Creator: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, c1830-32. Creator: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, c1830-32. The row of houses on the left provides a counterpoint to the monumental structure on the right--the Castel Sant'Angelo

Background imageHousing Collection: Children playing, 1879. Creator: Catherine Greenaway

Children playing, 1879. Creator: Catherine Greenaway
Children playing, 1879

Background imageHousing Collection: Rue Gubernatis, Nice, 1920-1935. Creator: Frederick Marriott

Rue Gubernatis, Nice, 1920-1935. Creator: Frederick Marriott
Rue Gubernatis, Nice, 1920-1935. A street in central Nice, in the South of France. We look down the steep streetscape, with lots of figures moving about, including two with a pushcart

Background imageHousing Collection: Views of Amsterdam. Plate 3. De Meulende Blaeu brugh, 1663-1690. Creator: Abraham Blooteling

Views of Amsterdam. Plate 3. De Meulende Blaeu brugh, 1663-1690. Creator: Abraham Blooteling
Views of Amsterdam. Plate 3. De Meulende Blaeu brugh, 1663-1690. Depicting the windmill near the Blauwbrug in Amsterdam

Background imageHousing Collection: Vue prise dans le port de Dieppe (View of the port of Dieppe), c.1771. Creator: Marie-Jeanne Ozanne

Vue prise dans le port de Dieppe (View of the port of Dieppe), c.1771. Creator: Marie-Jeanne Ozanne
Vue prise dans le port de Dieppe (View of the port of Dieppe), c.1771

Background imageHousing Collection: British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village. between c1910 and c1915

British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village. between c1910 and c1915. Shows the town of Llwynypia, Wales

Background imageHousing Collection: New York's streets, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

New York's streets, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
New York's streets, 1911. Shows a horse-drawn garbage wagon with its load dumped in the street during a New York City garbage strike, Nov. 8-11, 1911

Background imageHousing Collection: Bridge At Chatou, c1875. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bridge At Chatou, c1875. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Bridge At Chatou, c1875

Background imageHousing Collection: Colombia Market, Bethnal-Green, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Colombia Market, Bethnal-Green, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Colombia Market, Bethnal-Green, [London], 1865. The new market [financed by Angela Burdett-Coutts]...will be quadrangular...The west side is nearly completed

Background imageHousing Collection: Old Pensioners leaving Greenwich Hospital, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Old Pensioners leaving Greenwich Hospital, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Old Pensioners leaving Greenwich Hospital, [London], 1865. Naval veterans left the Royal Hospital...in search of the consolations which only social

Background imageHousing Collection: The new hospital for French Protestants, Victoria Park, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The new hospital for French Protestants, Victoria Park, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The new hospital for French Protestants, Victoria Park, [London], 1865. The style adopted is the old French chateau style...It is built of ornamental brickwork

Background imageHousing Collection: Sheffield, from the Langsett Road, showing the suburbs that were flooded... 1864. Creator: Unknown

Sheffield, from the Langsett Road, showing the suburbs that were flooded... 1864. Creator: Unknown
Sheffield, from the Langsett Road, showing the suburbs that were flooded - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864. View of Sheffield, taken from the Langsett Road

Background imageHousing Collection: Napoli - Pallonetti Santa Lucia, c1900. Creator: Unknown

Napoli - Pallonetti Santa Lucia, c1900. Creator: Unknown
Napoli - Pallonetti Santa Lucia, c1900. From " Napoli"

Background imageHousing Collection: Refuge for the aged at Auteuil, near Paris, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Refuge for the aged at Auteuil, near Paris, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Refuge for the aged at Auteuil, near Paris, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by M. Felix Thorigny. The institution of St. Perine...is "an asylum where misfortune meets at the same time with

Background imageHousing Collection: Improvised homes in ruined France, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Improvised homes in ruined France, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Improvised homes in ruined France, between c1915 and 1918. Men, women and children, outside wood shacks during World War I in France

Background imageHousing Collection: Fort Slocum, Shacks built for draft men, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Fort Slocum, Shacks built for draft men, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Fort Slocum, Shacks built for draft men, 1917. Housing built for soldiers at Fort Slocum, a military post on Davids Island, New Rochelle, New York

Background imageHousing Collection: On the Sim River near the Asha-Balashovskii Station, 1910. Creator

On the Sim River near the Asha-Balashovskii Station, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
On the Sim River near the Asha-Balashovskii Station, 1910

Background imageHousing Collection: City of Cherdyn, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

City of Cherdyn, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
City of Cherdyn, 1910

Background imageHousing Collection: View of Kasli, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

View of Kasli, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
View of Kasli, 1910

Background imageHousing Collection: Razgulay, outskirts of the city of Perm, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Razgulay, outskirts of the city of Perm, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Razgulay, outskirts of the city of Perm, 1910

Background imageHousing Collection: City of Tobolsk from the northeast; in the distance one can see the confluence... 1912

City of Tobolsk from the northeast; in the distance one can see the confluence... 1912
City of Tobolsk from the northeast; in the distance one can see the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh Rivers, 1912



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