1889 London Poverty Map Print by Charles Booth
This London map of London poverty is a giclee reproduction from a Charles Booth map that features the different poverty levels in London, England in 1889. It is full of amazing details. The map is color coded according to the general condition of the inhabitant, as follows:
Black = Lowest class. Vicious, semi-criminal
Purple = Very poor, casual. Chronic want
Dark Blue = Poor. 18s to 21s a week for a moderate family
Light Blue = Mixed. Some comfortable, others poor
Orange = Fairly comfortable. Good ordinary earnings
Red = Well-to-do. Middle class
Yellow = Upper-Middle and Upper classes. Wealthy The North-Western section is comprised of Hampstead, Paddington (excepting north-west corner); Parts of St. George's Hanover Square, Westminster, Strand, Holburn and Islington; the whole of St. Giles and Marylebone; and most of St. Pancras.
The North-Eastern section is comprised of of parts of Hackney, Islington, and Holburn; the whole of the City, Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, St. George's in-the-east, Stepney, Mile End, and part of Poplar. While this old map is from 1889, we've remastered it with the touch ups necessary to restore it to it's original glory as much as possible without losing the vintage nature of the artwork.
ABOUT CHARLES BOOTH
Charles Booth was born in Liverpool on March 30, 1840, into a family of merchants and shipowners. He early became a successful shipowner and in 1871 married the niece of the author T. B. Macaulay. After a serious illness Booth settled in London and turned his attention to the condition of the working classes.
He was struck by the abundance of theoretical proposals for the relief of poverty and the absence of accurate quantitative evidence. In his view, the first need was to obtain facts, both "to prevent the adoption of false remedies" and to provide materials for others "to find remedies for the evils which exist." In 1886 Booth began his survey of East London, at that time probably the area of greatest destitution in England.
He and his assistants compiled 46 books of data, with family-by-family notations of economic level and occupation. He published a one-volume condensation of this information in 1889. In 1891 he produced a more general report on the rest of London. He worked through the 1890s with the help of the 1891 census, and his final text, in 17 volumes, appeared in 1902-1903 under the general title Life and Labour of the People in London.
Booth organized this work into three series: "Poverty," arranged geographically; "Industry," categorized into 16 trades; and "Religious Influences." Booth's most important discovery was that 30 percent of the million families in London lived at or below the bare minimum level for independent subsistence. His facts appeared, on one hand, to disprove the Marxist presumption of a massive, destitute proletariat and, on the other hand, to show the futility of private charity and the need for a program of welfare legislation.
OUR GICLEE PRINTS
Your London map of London poverty print will be created using archival, fade-resistant, pigment inks, heavyweight, museum-quality paper and a 11-color process fine-art printer to ensure the most vivid, detailed and long-lasting print. To prevent fading, as with all prints, please never expose them to direct sunlight. To protect your investment, we recommend that you mat and frame your prints.
There is no mat or frame included with this print, other than the high quality basswood frames that we use to created our ready-to-hang gallery wrapped canvas prints.
This Charles Booth map print is offered in several sizes. The print you will receive will measure exactly the dimensions you ordered. This map has an amazing amount of details which is legible at these larger sizes, the larger the size, the easier it is to read the details.
Our fine art paper and rolled canvas prints are carefully positioned with an approximate 1/8" white border on all sides for matting and framing adjustments. This may vary slightly based on the size of print you order and the size of the original image. If you would like a different size border, or need to know the exact border size, or a borderless print, just let me know when you place your order.
GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS PRINTS READY TO HANG WHEN THEY ARRIVE
Our gallery wrapped canvas prints are a great solution if you want a finished print, ready to hang when it arrives on your doorstep. We stretch our high quality canvas over high quality basswood frames and use a mirrored edge that wraps around the 1 1/2" sides of the frame. A mirrored edge is a "mirror" or repetition of the last 1 1/2" of the image on all four sides that wraps around the sides of the frame.
If you would prefer a different treatment for the sides of your gallery wrapped canvas print, we can use just about any color, just send me a color swatch when you place your order.
I ship worldwide in one business day after receiving your paid order. Your prints are protected with Glassine wrapping and shipped in a rigid "Do Not Bend" mailer to ensure it arrives in the same condition as when it was shipped, and for larger sizes, we ship in a sturdy cardboard tube. Your print will arrive safely, or I will replace it.
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