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Views of London Life

August 13, 2013

My friend Chris Glynn just sent me this link to a blog called Spitalfields Life that has a great collection of fabulously detailed etchings from the 1700s showing architecturally accurate scenes populated by characterful Londoners of the day up to all sorts amoung the buildings. Here are a couple of my favourites but there are lots more. Check out the faces on the people in the Guildhall picture and the woman pinching the thief’s nose in the foreground of the Covent Garden one!



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