Tuesday, August 25, 2015

26 Haunting Black-and-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 26 haunting black-and-white photos of the London fog, collected by BuzzFeed.

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

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

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

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

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

17 October 1935: Finsbury Park. (E. Dean/Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

23 December 1935: Temple. (Arthur Tanner/Fox Photos / Getty Images)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 December 1952: Piccadilly Circus. (Central Press/Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

9 December 1952: A bus conductor walks in front of his vehicle. (Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

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

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

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

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

Date unknown, 1962: A policeman wears a mask for protection against the smog. (Keystone / Getty Images)

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