I’ve been doing some genealogical research lately, mostly on Ancestry.com.
This is Leicester, an old city in the East Midlands of England, and this image represents local conditions at some point during the Industrial Revolution though I don’t know the year.
Great Grandfather Charles Laws was born there in 1870. Great Great Grandfather James Laws (b.1846, but elsewhere) was a hatter, haberdasher, tailor, or outfitter, depending on which source you read.
Anyway, early versions of us, urban planners, looked at this and said “this won’t do” and though it took a while, we prevailed and made things better for a lot of people