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  • Lesley Battler

    Old London, Cloth Fair next to Smithfield Market.

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    marblefeet: Cloth Fair, Smithfield 1877. CARBON PRINT Cloth Fair is a short narrow street running east from Smithfield to St. Bartholomew’s Church. It contained a number of old houses which had survived the Great Fire of London in 1666, but had by the late 19th century degenerated into slum properties. This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part of a permanent visual record of historic buildings threatened with alteration or possible ...

  • Shila Gillotte

    Amazing old photos of London.

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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.

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