Dirty Father Thames, cartoon, 1849

Dirty Father Thames, cartoon, 1849

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Caption: Dirty Father Thames': More an open sewer than a river, the disgusting state of the Thames in London in 1849, the year of the Great Stink when Parliament was suspended because of the smell. Cartoon from Punch, London, 1849.

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