6 December 1952: Fleet Street 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.

26 Haunting Photos Of The London Fog

Toxic fog - London bus makes its way along Fleet Street in heavy smog, December 1952 Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Houses of Parliament, view from Victoria Tower, London, 1934

Hoppé (Photography) - The Houses of Parliament, View from Victoria Tower, London, 1934

London ca.1910. Great historical time period, wish I could time travel to this exact place

corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, looking up Tottenham Court Road, c 1910

Lost London, ca. 1900s-1910s Evans and Witt, Stationers and Bookbinders, Booksellers and Tobacconists, ca. 1900s.

vintage everyday: Unseen Vintage Photographs of a Lost London, ca. and Witt, Stationers and Bookbinders, Booksellers and Tobacconists, ca.

Never-before-seen Black and White Photographs of London in the Early 1950s Robert Frank continually returned to Europe from his new home in New York to take photographs in France, Switzerland, Spain, and Great Britain, photographs that show the development of his uniquely humanist, poetic, and realist eye.

(Robert Frank, City of London I admire the composition of the image and how everyone is facing the opposite way than the man in the top hat, it gives the photograph a sense of curiosity.

vintage everyday: Never-before-seen Black and White Photographs of London in the Early 1950s by Robert Frank

Contrast: Robert Frank used his photography to document the stark differences between high and low strata of society. In this image, his composition juxtaposes a man delivering coal with bankers in long coats and bowler hats

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