SPITALFIELDS NIPPERS: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures. So many children did not have shoes to wear or different clothes to change in to. Food was scarce. This little girl poses for picture 'dressed up' in her hat. Her expression gives us an idea about what she may be feeling. I just want to hug her and bring her home to love.♡.•°¨`❤.