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from the Guardian

60 years since the great smog of London - in pictures

This picture was taken at sunset from the top of Westminster Cathedral in 1953. London faced another killer smog in 1953 after 48 hours of fog trapped the smoke belching from millions of London's chimney pots

Steampunk machine Probably for making toast. - jz I had to add this simply because I like the idea of it being ...a toaster!

Time Keeping Victorian Inventor- digital cartoon illustration of an inventor checking the time in a factory using his creation. Other men are busy maintaining the invention,which is a large machine consisting of cogs and gears and hot steam. Artwork by artist Martin Davey. Available as a framed print or a rolled up print for you to frame. #funny #inventor #machine #industrial #time #illustration

from Jane Austen's World

Two Worlds: Children During the Regency Period

Factory scavengers and piecers at work. 1840. http://spartacus-educational.com/IRscavengers.htm?menu=IRchild