It's hard to believe that these photographs were only taken about 100 years ago. Then again, it is the slum/working class areas, not the posh ones. The posh houses look about the same as now, but lets face it, most politicians didn't really care that much about the poor unless they became a nuisance by thieving, smelling or getting sick (or generally being an eyesore).
Not that much has changed since then, especially with all the posh boys in power.
Eat the rich.