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In Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market 1882. This is amazing. Movie sets and carefully staged era photographs seldom communicate how dirty things had to be in cities back then. The smoke and dung and coal everywhere...the crooked houses, how cramped it all had to be. These pictures are fuel for my mind whenever I read historic fiction. It wasn't Jane Austin movies. It was this.
Drury Lane.Covent Garden.1880 View in Drury Lane looking south and showing the St Mary le Strand steeple.A 134 foot tall Maypole was erected on the site of the church in 1661 which Alfred Marks describes in 'Photographs of Old London'.He also notes the gabled house in this view was formerly the "Cock and Magpie" tavern "a place of entertainment in the reign of Henry VII."
Tudor Roof! There is so much "Mock Tudor" around these days but this is the real deal- One of the few buildings to have survived the great fire of London in 1666, and there aren't many of them! Taken on the side of "Cloth Fair" near Smithfield Market
Mother and Son Literally "CUT From The SAME CLOTH" Photo Postcard Circa 1910s.....NiepceGallery