Black & White Photos of the London Fog

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    Black & White Photos of the London Fog

    London was covered in “fog” at the beginning of the 20th century, culminating in the Great Smog in 1952. Here are haunting black & white photos of the London fog.

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    1 July 1907: St Pancras Railway Station. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

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    1 October 1919: An iceman delivers in the fog. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

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    1 November 1922: Ludgate Circus. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

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    1 November 1927: Trafalgar Square, in the daytime. (Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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    24 January 1934: Lincoln’s Inn Fields. (Fred Morley/Fox Photos / Getty Images)

    [​IMG]17 October 1935: Finsbury Park. (E. Dean/Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)
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    23 December 1935: Temple. (Arthur Tanner/Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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    January 1936: Central London. (Lacey/General Photographic Agency / Getty Images)

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    25 December 1937: Whitehall. (Fred Morley/Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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    25 October 1938: Hyde Park Corner. (Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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    25 October 1938: Regent’s Park. (William Vanderson/Keystone / Getty Images)

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    26 October 1938: The sun comes through at the Pool of London. (H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

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    January 1947: The Tower of London. (Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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    1 December 1948: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square. (Warburton/Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

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    Circa 1950: Middle Temple, Inns of Court. (Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

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    1952: Fleet Street. (Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

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    5 December 1952: Blackfriars, in the morning. (Don Price/Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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    5 December 1952: Blackfriars, mid-morning. (Monty Fresco/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

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    6 December 1952: Fleet Street. (Edward Miller/Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

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    6 December 1952: Piccadilly Circus. (Central Press/Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
     
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    Cheerio pip pip and all that rot what
     
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    9 December 1952: A bus conductor walks in front of his vehicle. (Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

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    14 January 1955: Westminster Bridge. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

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    20 December 1956: Piccadilly Circus. (Stone/Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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    29January 1959: Liverpool St. Station. (Edward Miller/Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

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    5 December 1962: Regent St. (Peter King/Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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    Date unknown, 1962: A policeman wears a mask for protection against the smog. (Keystone / Getty Images)
     
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    Those are crackin' photos
     
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    My paternal grandparents were from the UK and actually modestly wealthy, owned a hardware shop there from what I understand. As a child I couldn't understand why they decided to leave a country with such a rich history like the UK to move to a rather lousy part of Los Angeles.

    Seeing these pictutres I understand why, although they never really escaped the fog.
     
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    No one EVER escapes The Fog

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    its so you cant see the teeth
     
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    And a Cap'n Crunch to you, too!
     
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    I once had a London Fog raincoat.
     
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    Beautiful. I almost miss W.L.A. a little.:)
     
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    Cool!
     
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    London fog. They do it well.
     
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    I love those pics. They remind me of all those great creepy flicks…Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde..The ones about Jack The Ripper..
     
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    Oh my gosh, you read my mind!! These immediately made me think about those movies, and Sherlock Holmes, etc. :up:
     
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    Great pics.
     
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    I lived in the NYC area for the first 30 years of my life and it never occurred to me how much sun and clear skies we have compared to the rest of the world. After living in Europe, the grey skies can last for months at a time during the winter time. I'm very affected by it. It must have been unbearable the shitty weather in England plus the coal smog added in for good measure. Fantastic pictures... Cheerio.
     
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    Black and White photo of the VELVET Fog:

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    I live in the UK, and I'd take the smoggy London of the last century over the glass buildings, bad traffic management and wall to wall fried chicken shops of today.. Not to mention they spoke English back then.
     
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    Judge Harold Stone approves haha
     
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