Many of us know about the deadly fog that covered London in the 20th century, culminating in the Great Smog in 1952. Not only the thick fog but also the smog, caused by soot particles and poisonous sulfur dioxide produced by the burning of soft coal, that is thought to have taken around 12,000 lives.
The whole city used to be covered in blindly smog, where you couldn’t see anything. This atmosphere inspired a lot of people to create some of the most monstrous stories which still live to that day. From R.L. Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde to Tim Burton’s Vincent, the thick mist inspired wonder and fear to those who got to witness it first hand.
For the rest who didn’t experience it their selves, this scene might be hard to picture. However, below we have compiled a series of vintage pics that portray that exact atmosphere. Scroll down below to check them out.
h/t: vintage everyday