1940. U.K. A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop following an air raid on October 8, 1940, reading a book titled “The History of London.”

Drinking tea, London, during the Blitz, June 1941

Reading ... love this picture and their smiles. I remember how a trip to the library made me feel.

London readers continue to browse at a bombed-out library, WWII.

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 slaught...

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At the end of the track. Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.

Bookshop sign.

the letter, 1940 [original] society photographer cecil beaton took many photographs of bombed-out london, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided, 1940. © cecil beaton, from london. portrait of a city.

Inside Big Ben, London, 1920

WWII.Nurses saving items from a bomb damaged London Hospital...Still smiling! KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON..#proud

The Walking Library - London, England |

Boy watching TV for the first time in an appliance store window, 1948

Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear.

The end of WWII in Europe.

London wedding during the WWII Blitz.

Victorian London

Trees and books are our friends