Archive for July 12th, 2013

Take a living colored look at 1927 London in this video, which I found on the web page for Anne Fernald’s  essay, “Mrs. Dalloway at 88” on The Awl website.

In her essay, Fernald notes that the traffic problem at Piccadilly Circus that Richard Dalloway mutters about under his breath was an ongoing problem of the time, as cars, horse-drawn vehicles, hand-pushed carts and pedestrians “all competed to cross streets at a time when traffic signals still had to be changed manually by a traffic officer.”

This video gives one a sense of the traffic Woolf describes in her 1925 novel. 

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