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Steven Pink - London smog

The smog was so bad people often could not see the ground in front of them.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3836
Description: A member of the Docklands deaf community recalls the thick smogs during the 1950s. A mixture of pollution from power stations, factories, ships and homes resulted in a 'pea-souper' along the banks of the River Thames.
Creator: National Maritime Museum and Remark
Date: 2002-10
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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