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The series of striking photographs published by Dr. Barnardo
Godfrey Holden Pike Children Reclaimed for Life, Dr. Barnardo's Work in London (London: Hodder And Stoughton, 1875), p.90.
The series of striking photographs published by Dr. Barnardo enable those who choose to procure them to understand the nature of the work in progress far better than mere verbal descriptions. The past and the present condition of the lads is forcibly portrayed by the photographer's art, and the result is a series of transformation scenes both unique and affecting. The same subjects are placed before us under different circumstances. In the one we see a boy' sleeping out' on the stones; in the counterpart the same person appears as he is in the Home, ' tucked up for the night.' Here sits one in the street ' Please sir, I've got no work to do;' and there he is again in a comfortable uniform and happy face ' But I'm in work now, you know.' There is a group as they appeared when ' on the streets,' and there they are as they look at present. The series includes sixty of these instructive and entertaining scenes, which all persons who are interested in the good work should procure. Present hope contrasts with former despair, and present comfort with former indigence, in a very striking manner.