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.

Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market. You can see more pictures from the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in The Ghosts of Old London and In Search of Relics of Old London.

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.

Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market. You can see more pictures from the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in The Ghosts of Old London and In Search of Relics of Old London.

1880 Hats for Women | ... Antique Print of Womens Fashion Hats 1880 Bonnet Toque Stockings Muff

1880 Hats for Women . Antique Print of Womens Fashion Hats 1880 Bonnet Toque Stockings Muff

Victorian photo, 1880. I would love to re-create this one day.

Victorian photo, I would love to re-create this one day.That is actually Frances Cleveland sitting in the West Hall on the second floor of the White House.very cool window!

Ghosts of London - find the people hiding in the photograph.  #socialmedia #training

Cock and Magpie Tavern (right), Drury Lane South side of street at intersection of Drury Ct. (today intersection of Drury Lane and Aldwych).

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