Mitcham Fair by night

Mitcham Fair by night

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1896
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Francis
Picture Reference Mit_​Events_​Fair_​2-1
Original Format photo
Notes / History Mitcham Fair, 1896 by night, taken from the roof of London House. Illuminated by naphtha flare lamps.

The naphtha lamp was a high-powered incadescant mantle lamp which burnt paraffin under pressure. They gave a splendid light.

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