These chilling images were taken during London’s Great Smog of ’52. For four days the city of London was blanketed by a poisonous smog that reduced visibility to a few yards and led to an estimated 12,000 fatalities. From NPR: Roads were littered with abandoned cars. Midday concerts were cancelled due to total darkness. Archivists at the British Museum found smog lurking in the book stacks. Cattle in the city’s Smithfield market were killed and thrown away before they could be slaughtered…

These chilling images were taken during London’s Great Smog of ’52. For four days the city of London was blanketed by a poisonous smog that reduced visibility to a few yards and led to an estimated 12,000 fatalities. From NPR: Roads were littered with abandoned cars. Midday concerts were cancelled due to total darkness. Archivists at the British Museum found smog lurking in the book stacks. Cattle in the city’s Smithfield market were killed and thrown away before they could be slaughtered…

"England", looks like a very poor neighborhood, and very old - look how worn the steps are

"England", looks like a very poor neighborhood, and very old - look how worn the steps are

Victorian street-life

Victorian Street-Life

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Victorian photographer Paul Martin's snapshots of Cockney London.

Candid Cockney

Victorian photographer Paul Martin's snapshots of Cockney London.


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Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A & J Bool, Old Houses in Wych Street (1876), formerly a continuation of Drury Lane, London, UK

A & J Bool, Old Houses in Wych Street (1876), formerly a continuation of Drury Lane, London, UK

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